In 1922, a 14-year-old child received the first-ever insulin injection to bring his high blood sugar into a manageable range. To honor this breakthrough in medical science, Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day and also the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, first extracted insulin from an animal in 1921.
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November 2, 2023
World Diabetes Day will be observed on Nov. 14