Thursday, 14 November 2013

Today is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations


World Diabetes Day (WDD)
marks the birthday of
Sir Frederick Banting, Canadian medical scientist and Nobel laureate who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which then led to the discovery of insulin 90 years ago, in 1922.

Charles Best and Sir Frederick Banting
(L to R) Charles H. Best and Sir Frederick Banting circa 1924

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