Not sure if this was already posted, but yesterday was “Insulin’s” birthday (http://mybustedpancreas.com/2011/07/27/happy-birthday-insulin-july-27-1921/). Was I the only one singing “Happy Birthday” to my bottle of Humalog as I changed out my infusion set last night?
The best Canadian invention by far. second best was the paint roller. Happy birthday insulin.
Cool! 90 years! Today I was responding to a post detailing how much better the newer insulins are compared to the older ones, which I know from reading posts by the “old-timers” on here who used both. I may be an “old-timer” in years, but I was only diagnosed 4 years ago. I’m spoiled and sometimes I forget that: I have meters and test stips that (more or less)accurately test my blood sugar whenever I want or need to know. The first insulin I was put on was Lantus and Apidra. For the last 6 months I’ve been on a pump. I’ve never been hospitalized due to diabetes. I’ve made a lot of changes to my diet but I still eat a large variety of foods that are both healthy and tasty. Diabetes won’t kill me. If I was born 30 years before I actually was, it would have done so, from DKA or starvation, which ever came first.
Kind of puts it all in perspective, doesn’t it?
Didn’t know it was insulin’s B-day yesterday. Of all my “friends” I owe the most to my vials of insulin. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, INSULIN !!!
Thank you Dr Banting, co discoverer of Insulin Our hero
Don’t underestimate the True North! I agree, the best is insulin, but second best is ice hockey. Third is Molson beer. Then the paint roller.
And I’m from the U.S.
Happy Birthday!! Very grateful for such a life-saver!! Dr. Banting…thanks, you were and still are one cool cat!!