The first recipient

The index case for insulin was a master Leonard Thompson and if you look back on my blogs you will see a photo of him and his mom when he was really ill and dying. Dying in a sea of plenty. Plenty sugar but no key = insulin to get the sugar into the cells, all the cells including brain cells in order for metabolism (normal workings of a cell) to take place. Instead the body uses other “sources” of nourishment with an end product of ketones that then knocks on and causes a very acidic environment that is not compatible with life.

So here is the lad whose life was saved, first in the line of many in the family of type 1 diabetics whose fate changed in 1923.Leonard Thompson

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