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Searching for a cure for diabetes

The Story

Seventy-two years after the historic discovery of insulin, Canadian scientists continue to break new ground in the field of diabetes. Many have long claimed to be on the cusp of a cure but insulin remains the most accessible and widely used treatment. In this episode of The Nature of Things, David Suzuki explores the new therapies Canadian scientists are studying and the potential hope they could bring to diabetics around the world.

Medium: Television
Program: The Nature of Things with David Suzuki
Broadcast Date: Feb. 3, 1993
Guest(s): Paul Atkinson, George Thomson
Host: David Suzuki
Duration: 4:38

Did You know?

• Aboriginal people in Canada are three to five times more likely to have diabetes because of nutrition and environmental factors. In 1999, the federal government allotted $58 million to be spent over five years to address the diabetes crisis in Aboriginal communities.


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