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The 25th anniversary of insulin

It's been the elusive cure, one that scientists have felt they've been on the brink of breaking for the past 80 years. But for years, diabetes has remained a treatable but not yet cured disease. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of death by disease in Canada. Banting and Best are Canada's best known connection to diabetes but the Canadian connection continues. Since the historic discovery of insulin, there have been improvements and refinements. The promise of a cure for all, however, remains as yet unfulfilled, leaving many to live highly regimented and uncertain lives.

Scientists and doctors meet to discuss a new wave of treatments for diabetics.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News
Broadcast Date: Sept. 17, 1946
Host: Larry Henderson
Reporter: Bob Kesten

Last updated: January 14, 2013

Page consulted on September 16, 2013

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