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Diabetes and 100 Years of Insulin

2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, a life-saving hormone used to treat and control diabetes.

Discovered in May, 1921 by medical scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best, the first successful insulin injection was administered soon after on January 23rd 1922, to Leonard Thomson, a 14-year-old boy dying from type 1 diabetes. Thomson’s condition improved dramatically following the treatment, changing the outlook and quality of life for people living with diabetes forever.  By 1923, insulin became readily available and has since helped save millions of lives in Canada and around the world.

Yet, despite the life-saving discovery, 100 years later, diabetes remains one of the most common diseases in Canada, impacting more Canadians than ever before. 

However, advances and innovations in the way we treat and manage diabetes treatment are constantly being made and many life-threatening complications are now largely preventable. To provide the best patient care, it’s imperative that healthcare providers remain current on the latest best practices and treatments relating to diabetes. MDBriefCase makes it easy. We offer an extensive range of diabetes-focused courses covering the latest peer-reviewed evidence and medical advances. 

Joining is free and provides healthcare professionals with access to countless world-class continuing education programs with local accreditation that enhance their practice and keep them at the forefront of the latest evidence and protocols.

Some recent diabetes-focused courses include:

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