Celebrating 100 Years of Insulin

Discover the history of diabetes research and how insulin was isolated for the first time, key experiments performed by Canadian scientists in the 1920s that led to the first effective treatment for diabetes, the main effects of insulin on our bodies, what forms of insulin are used nowadays, what beta cells are and why they are important for blood glucose control, what happens inside beta cells when they make and release insulin, and how and why we get diabetes if beta cells stop working properly or die. Presented by Dr. Evgeniy Panzhinskiy, Research Associate, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, UBC. | Dr. Dan S. Luciani, Investigator, BC Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC. (2021)
Researcher Dan S Luciani