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We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin for the treatment of diabetes by our own JJR Macleod along with Banting, Best and Collip with this collection of resources and virtual events hosted by ourselves and by others globally. 

The discovery of insulin in 1921 transformed diabetes from a death sentence for people to a treatable chronic condition. The breakthrough work was performed by University of Aberdeen medical school graduate JJR Macleod, an expert on carbohydrate metabolism and diabetes, along with Frederick Banting who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1923 for the discovery of insulin and its role in the metabolism of sugar in the body. Macleod who later returned from Toronto, as Regius Professor of Physiology at the University of Aberdeen, was “the managing director” integral to the teamwork discovery that also required Charles Best and James Collip.

Note:  the collection below, a celebration of past, present and future of all things insulin, is a resource for all, although including many sources this is not an attempt to be exhaustive. If you wish to be added let us know.