Type 1 diabetes comic released to coincide with 100 years of insulin
Published on 14 January 2022
A statement from the publishers said: “It was in January 1922 that, following its discovery in 1921, insulin was used for the first time as a treatment for type 1 diabetes in a human being.
“Since that monumental moment, millions have benefitted from the use of insulin and countless lives have been saved and changed for the better. Though we have come a long way, there remains more to be done.
“Much more has been learned around the understanding of insulin, which has given rise to countless different types being available to suit different situations. Huge advances in how insulin is administered, with an ever-increasing role for continually evolving technology, have also been instrumental in improving the lives of those with type 1 diabetes.
“This comic is in dedication to all of those living with type 1 diabetes, their parents and caregivers, and an extra special thanks to our guest reviewers. We hope our story helps and inspires you and others.
“We would also like to dedicate this issue to our fellow NHS colleagues who continue to work tirelessly and give their all during this pandemic.
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