Lions Clubs International top initiative is diabetes awareness, education and screenings. Join Lions Clubs around the World in recognizing Saturday, November 14 - World Diabetes Day and encourage your friends and family to be screened for diabetes.
World Diabetes Day is recognized on November 14, the birthday of Sir Dr. Frederick Banting. The discovery of insulin occurred in 1921 following the ideas of a Canadian orthopedic surgeon named Frederick G. Banting, the chemistry skills of his assistant Charles Best, and John MacLeod of the University of Toronto in Canada.
Sir Dr. Frederick Banting discovered insulin during his research at the University of Toronto Canada. The actual idea of insulin took place at his home in London, Ontario at 2:00 AM on October 31, 1920. His home, now called the Banting House is now a museum and home of the Canadian Diabetes Association dedicated to educating the public about the history and discovery of insulin.