17 May 1921 100 Years of Insulin

100 Years of Insulin

On 17 May, 1921 - 100 years ago to the day – scientists Banting and Best began their experiments that would lead to the discovery of insulin.

It all started with a question – could insulin be extracted from a healthy pancreas and used to replace the insulin that’s lost in type 1 diabetes?

The story of insulin shows us just what research can do. And a century later, we’re looking ahead to the next big breakthrough.

This week, we’ll be hearing from our scientists, like Professor Colin Dayan, on the questions they most want to see answered by research.

You can check out the video on Twitter or Facebook.

To read more about Banting and Best’s life-saving work and the next transformations in diabetes treatment that our research will bring click here.