So, tomorrow is WDD. World Diabetes Day. November 14th. The birthdate of Dr. Frederick Banting in 1891.
I can’t imagine the ability to discover insulin. I’m always awed by those who have made the amazing medical discoveries that keep us all alive.
My grandfather died of pneumonia – before there was penicillin.
Just think – without insulin, most of us d-people wouldn’t be around.
And so tomorrow, I will think of the Doctors Banting and Best. And be grateful they were stubborn men who didn’t give up.
In recognition, I sent out some postcards. Lee Ann is always encouraging us to be artsy. I don’t have a creative bone in my body but – I still had fun.
So I mailed my postcards (truth – I didn’t – my husband mailed them for me) on Tuesday. And because they come out of my computer (magic!) (there are no crayons, no colored pencils, no markers in this house…) (I felt very fortunate that my printer didn’t run out of ink as the nearest place to get ink is 40 minutes down the interstate), I even sent out a few extras. I only knew one name on the list – WHAT?! – I don’t know everyone??? Hi Sue! (Go visit her blog!)
I also now have a new friend on FB. Hi Helen in Montana!
I did a Diabetes Word Search!