Over the past 100 years, the daily lives of those living with diabetes have changed drastically. Before insulin was discovered in 1921, diabetes was a death sentence. Healthcare professionals watched helplessly as their patients suffered through unsuccessful treatments, which usually consisted of starvation diets.
The pivotal discovery of insulin changed everything.
This new treatment extended the lives of those living with diabetes all over the world, improving their quality of life dramatically. As such, we are commemorating the past century of advancements by exploring patient, caregiver and physician stories, everything we have accomplished in diabetes treatment to date, and looking to the future of diabetes care.