The success story of a life-saving hormone

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In July 1921, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best achieved a revolutionary breakthrough: they succeeded in isolating insulin from dogs’ pancreas for the first time and were also able to demonstrate its blood glucose-lowering effect - thus laying the most important foundation stone for the effective treatment of diabetes mellitus. At last there was justified hope of saving the lives of children with diabetes, who until then had only survived an average of one to two years after diagnosis without any option of therapy.

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EASD is one of the largest medical meetings in Europe, bringing together over 15,000 researchers from around the world. It is therefore a must for all those interested in diabetes. This year's 57th edition will once again be held virtually from September 27 to October 1, 2021. The scientific program promises a variety of top-class speeches and presentations.

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Always keep hypo treats close at hand

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People with diabetes who are treated with antidiabetics or insulin are at risk of too low blood glucose levels. These hypoglycaemia can have serious consequences. If you take medication for diabetes, it is therefore of crucial importance to always take fast-acting sugar, so-called hypo treats, with you and have them ready to hand at all times.

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Children with diabetes rely on simple explanations

mylife KIDS brochure with explanations and tips

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When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, their life and the life of their family changes significantly all of a sudden. This can be scary for a child. It is therefore crucial that the meaning of diabetes is explained to the child in an easily understandable way.