Rachel Page

100 years of insulin

November 11, 2021

14 November marks World Diabetes Day and this year is celebrating 100 years since the discovery of insulin by Canadian doctors Frederick Banting and John Macleod.  This life-saving discovery earned them the Nobel Prize for Medicine.  Injecting insulin is still used today as the only treatment for type 1 diabetes.  It can also be used for type 2 diabetes if the disease has progressed to reduce pancreatic production of insulin.  However, there can be complications in using insulin such as the increased risk of dangerously low blood glucose levels which may prevent some from driving.  Some people may find the process of injecting insulin unpleasant.

But don’t forget that you have the power to make changes to your diet and lifestyle that can help you lose weight and get type 2 diabetes under control through these 5 ways:  

Eat the right foods for you

Move more

Get enough sleep

Practice self care

And the one that makes the above possible: PLAN

Rachel Page Nutrition 5 point plan

So while we celebrate the amazing work of Banting and Macleod, you too can make an amazing difference to your health.  If you want to find out more about how I can support you to achieve the five ways to better health click here for a chat. https://bit.ly/3lT20Kw

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