11 February 2010 Student Presentation Diabetes, Insulin Discovery, and the New Means to Deliver Insulin By Kyle Barnoff and Alisa Rassin Diabetes is one of the most common and devastating diseases humans have faced for the past 2,000 years. It was first described in the first century AD in Greece. Insulin was discovered in 1921 in Canada and was used to treat Diabetes ever since. The only thing that has changed over the years is the purity level of insulin and the means of insulin delivery. In this presentation, we will cover the following: the history of diabetes, insulin discovery and its contribution to normal body functions, the traditional methods of delivering insulin, and some newer methods that are currently being used and developed. We hope that with this lecture, we will give some insight into this destructive disease and the challenges of developing new methods of treatment.
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