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Vivian Fonseca, MD, reflects on the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of insulin and how the role of insulin has evolved since Sir Frederick Banting's historic discovery.
“The discovery of insulin was a tremendous landmark in medicine. People were dying, kids were dying within 6-12 months of diagnosis—wasting away.”
Throughout the year, Endocrinology Network has been highlighting the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of insulin through hosting the perspectives of those involved with diabetes management. In recent months, we’ve showcased a 3-part video series on insulin affordability and how recent advances could influence pricing as well as written perspective from an internal medicine resident with type 1 diabetes reflecting on how his personal journey with insulin use.
To continue our celebration of Sir Frederick Banting and the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, we’re hosting a portion of a video interview from our sister publication HCPLive with Vivian Fonseca, MD, chief of endocrinology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Recorded at the Metabolic Institute of America’s 5th Heart in Diabetes Meeting, Fonseca provides his perspective on the importance of the discovery 100 years later and how the role of insulin has evolved since its initial discovery.