100 Years of Insulin Use

It has been 100 years since Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old boy dying from type 1 diabetes, became the first person to receive an injection of insulin.

Insulin has revolutionised the lives of individuals living with diabetes, and a diagnosis no longer means a death sentence. There is still no cure for diabetes, but hopefully the story will progress to this point within the next 100 years.

You can read in more detail about the journey of insulin in the article below from Diabetes UK.