From the Type 1 Diabetes & This Day in 1921 Files:
_______________________________________________ "At the University of Toronto, Canadian scientists Frederick Banting and Charles Best successfully isolate insulin–a hormone they believe could prevent diabetes–for the first time. Within a year, the first human sufferers of diabetes were receiving insulin treatments, and countless lives were saved from what was previously regarded as a fatal disease." (Please see link in comments below.)
This summer marks 36 years of my #T1D diagnosis. And back then, withOUT insurance, insulin cost about $10 a vial. Now, WITH insurance, I pay about $100 a vial. The last time I checked, insulin was the 4th most expensive liquid on this here planet.
I did nothing to cause this disease.
There's nothing I could've done to prevent it.
But I'm superDuper grateful for the discovery, isolation, and medical administration of the hormone, insulin!
#shoutouttoCanadianscientists #insulin #T1D #t1dlife #tandemtslim #t1dstrong #tslimg4 #t1dwarrior #adayinthelifeofT1D #beyondtype1 @laurenshopeid #laurenshopemedicalidentification