Dr. Elliot Proctor Joslin’s approach to diabetes treatment was unique in the early 1900s, as he focused on giving patients responsibility for their own care.
The life expectancy for diabetes had previously been just one year.
Joslin and his team developed the first hospital blood glucose monitoring system in 1940 and in 1965 he moved his practice into what is now known as the Joslin Diabetes Centre. This remains a leading worldwide clinic of diabetes, focusing on patient education and diabetes research.
In 1993, Joslin’s belief that dedicated control was necessary in treating diabetes was confirmed by the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial.
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