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11/01/1922 Insulin is used for the first time to treat diabetes

Insulin is a protein hormone that is used as a medication to treat high blood glucose. It was first used as a medication in Canada by Charles Best and Frederick Banting in 1922. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.


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