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From islets of Langerhans to insulin analogs. It’s been almost 100 years since the discovery of insulin

Aleksandra Cieluch, Anita Magowska, Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz
DOI: 10.5603/DK.2019.0021
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Clinical Diabetology 2019;8(5):258-261.

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Vol 8, No 5 (2019)
REVIEW ARTICLES
Published online: 2019-09-19

Abstract

Until the discovery of insulin, diabetes was a fatal disease. The diet was the only form of treatment for this disease. Since the discovery of the Langerhans Islands, huge progress has been made in the treatment of diabetes. In 1921 due to Banting’s research and collaborators, there has been a revolution in the treatment of diabetes. A disease that was once incurable could be controlled by insulin injections. Today insulin is not only a life-saving medicine. After the breakthrough discovery of scientists, research was conducted to improve insulin. Ultimately, these actions led to the creation of insulin analogs to make diabetes therapy even more perfect, by reducing the incidence of hypoglycemia.

Abstract

Until the discovery of insulin, diabetes was a fatal disease. The diet was the only form of treatment for this disease. Since the discovery of the Langerhans Islands, huge progress has been made in the treatment of diabetes. In 1921 due to Banting’s research and collaborators, there has been a revolution in the treatment of diabetes. A disease that was once incurable could be controlled by insulin injections. Today insulin is not only a life-saving medicine. After the breakthrough discovery of scientists, research was conducted to improve insulin. Ultimately, these actions led to the creation of insulin analogs to make diabetes therapy even more perfect, by reducing the incidence of hypoglycemia.
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Keywords

insulin, diabetes, Paul Langerhans, Frederick Banting, insulin analogs

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Title

From islets of Langerhans to insulin analogs. It’s been almost 100 years since the discovery of insulin

Journal

Clinical Diabetology

Issue

Vol 8, No 5 (2019)

Pages

258-261

Published online

2019-09-19

DOI

10.5603/DK.2019.0021

Bibliographic record

Clinical Diabetology 2019;8(5):258-261.

Keywords

insulin
diabetes
Paul Langerhans
Frederick Banting
insulin analogs

Authors

Aleksandra Cieluch
Anita Magowska
Dorota Zozulińska-Ziółkiewicz

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