Next Stop Cure? A Quick History of Diabetes Research

From an insulin pump that's the size of a backpack to stem cells hitching rides on what's the size of a bandaid, diabetes research has come a long way. It is not without tireless efforts from the scientific community, keen investors, visionaries and donors, alike, who have moved the needle.

Banting — The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Banting arrived at his eureka moment in 1922, when he injected dog insulin into a human patient. The procedure worked, and suddenly Type 1 diabetes was no longer a death sentence.

It Feels like Drowning — A Diagnosis Story

Breathing under water is impossible, but I feel like I have to try anyway. I am more than a diagnosis and a lousy pancreas. I have found strength I never knew existed. My feet can’t reach the bottom of the water, and my fingers won’t stretch far enough to emerge on top.