Biologist Discussion Post
A Canadian biologist, Sir Frederick Grant Banting is credited with finding a way to use insulin in people that had diabetes. Before the discovery of insulin, a person with diabetes could not be treated. Sir Frederick Banting was born in Alliston, Ontario, Canada on 14th November 1891. He then died on 21st February 1941. Banting learned at the University of Toronto and then moved to practice medicine in London, Ontario. Banting is crediting with successfully extracting insulin from the pancreas while teaching and doing research at the University of Toronto. He was involved in the experiment with another scientist Charles Best. The successful extraction of the insulin implied that people suffering from diabetes could now be added insulin to help in sugar breakdown. The discovery led to the Canadian scientist being awarded a Nobel Laureate. I find the scientist interesting because of his important discovery that has helped to save the lives of many people that have diabetes.