Today, we take an extra moment to reflect upon the impact diabetes has had in our lives, nationally and around the world. So many of our lives have been impacted by diabetes personally or through family or friends. In 1921, the work of Sir Frederick Banting, a physician working at the University of Toronto, led to the discovery of insulin. It was a game-changer. Since then, researchers have been working tirelessly to find an actual cure as prevalence of diabetes around the world is significantly on the rise.
World Diabetes Day is being marked by individuals and organizations around the world. Taubman Health Sciences Library has created a brief multimedia World Diabetes Day 2012 resource guide to provide information resources and enhance discussion on issues around living with, understanding the impact of, and measuring the scope of diabetes around the world. We encourage you to continue a dialogue and learn more about research to find a cure. For an international perspective on World Diabetes Day and how it is being marked around the world, visit the International Diabetes Federation website.