Diabetes is an epidemic, and we need a national plan to get it under control

Twenty years ago today I was diagnosed with diabetes, but it was 100 years ago that my life was saved.

It's a story you've undoubtedly heard: in 1921 at the University of Toronto, Sir Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best performed successful human trials of synthetic insulin, a discovery responsible for millions of lives saved and improved over the past century. This discovery has been hailed as one of Canada's greatest inventions, and remains a signature source of national pride in medical innovation.

But it's not enough anymore.


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