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15/04/1923 Insulin becomes generally available for people with diabetes


What Is Insulin?


The Story of Insulin: Dr. Charles Best Discusses his Diabetes Discovery (London, UK 1959)


The Role of Insulin in the Human Body


Understanding Insulin Resistance and What You Can Do About It


How does Insulin work

Insulin became widely available, saving many lives around the world. Frederick Banting and Charles Best, the scientists responsible for the practical extraction of insulin, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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