24 January, 2015


Medicine aims to alleviate the pain and distress. Many diseases scourged mankind for ages. Marvellous inventions and discoveries have been made in the field of medicine right from the very early times. The significant ones that changed history as we know it today are
  • Antiseptics
  • Antibiotics
  • Anaesthesia
  • Anti-Rabies vaccination
  • Insulin

Medicines which can be taken orally are well accepted by patients. Injections play a major role during Surgeries (Anaesthesia), acute emergencies and in cases of severe infections where we want the drug to take an immediate effect . One life saving medicine which doesn’t come under any of the above mentioned categories is Insulin. Many people have lost their lives to acute hyperglycemia (High Sugars). Those affected by the non insulin dependent type of Diabetes (Type2) suffered the long term complications of elevated blood sugars.

Paul Langerhans
Islets of Langerhans

It was the discovery of Insulin secreting cells in the pancreas by Langerhans which paved way for future research. Banting and Best provided us with a cure in a bottle – INSULIN. This saved millions of lives and continues to do so.

Porcine Insulin

Bovine Insulin

We have come a long way from crude Porcine, Bovine insulin to designer insulin. As the years passed safe insulin was developed. These were devoid of side-effects, much safer to use and more stable are various temperatures. So with this weapon we are ready to heal the world of Diabetes?? Oh No.... Wait.... There is one more problem....