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Episode 74: The Discovery of Insulin, 99 Years Later

January 12, 2021

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Have you ever thought about the discovery of insulin? How did we end up with this miracle drug? In this episode, we share that story 99 years and one day after the first use of insulin to treat diabetes.

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It's a wild ride of early science, involving dogs and sketchy methods. Ultimately, it paved the way to treating diabetes. It's no longer a death sentence! The discovery of insulin has truly changed the world.

Wins & Fails

Colleen's Win: Going on walks recently hasn't plummeted my blood sugar!

Jessie's Fail: Jessie found out she has to stop wearing her infusion site on her right thigh. The insulin isn't absorbing there, so she's changing it up for a bit.

Hack or Tip of the Week

When drinking alcohol, pay attention to your blood sugars for the next 24 hours. You could have unexpected lows.

Listen to episode 39 for more on alcohol and type 1 diabetes.

Learn about the discovery of insulin, 99 years later. In 1922, insulin was first used to treat diabetes, to enormous success.

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Question for You!

Did you know the history of insulin? What surprised you most about the research into this life-saving hormone?

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Credits

Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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Colleen


Life & mindset coach, writer, host of podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes, and full-time analyst in the power industry. I'm passionate about showing people that how we think determines our realities.

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