Dr. Mohan’s Celebrated 100 Years of Insulin Discovery
News Desk, News Nation 360 : On the occasion of 100 years of Insulin discovery, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Centre, one of the largest Healthcare groups in Asia devoted to the treatment of diabetes and its complications, announced the first edition of ‘Victory over Diabetes Awards’. It’s a first of its kind award instituted in India. Speaking on the occasion, Dr V. Mohan, Founder Chairman & Consultant Diabetologist, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre said that despite the pandemic, 2021 is a year to celebrates it marks the centenary of one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of medicine - the discovery of insulin in 1921 at the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to this landmark discovery, children with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) lived only for a few months. Survival beyond 2-3 years with T1D was virtually unheard of at that time. Insulin changed all that dramatically and individuals with T1D started living healthily for several decades. In the West, even 80 - 90 years of survival of individuals with T1D have been documented. Unfortunately, in India, the long term survival of T1D individuals has not been documented to date. So as a befitting tribute to 100 years of insulin discovery, they decided to make a start towards identifying such individuals in their country who have lived healthily with T1D for over 60 years and rewarding them for their health discipline and perseverance. The announcement was made at a virtual gathering in the presence of Dr Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region & Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office, Government of India. Dr Singh lauded Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre’s unwavering endeavour over the past three decades towards diabetes treatment and care.
Report : Anustup Kundu