Insulinization: The Process and Evolution

  • Skill Level
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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets; it is considered to be the main anabolic hormone of the body. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and protein by promoting the absorption of glucose from the blood into the liver, fat, and skeletal muscle cells. read more »»

The name “insulin” was coined by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer in 1916 for a hypothetical molecule produced by pancreatic islets of Langerhans (Latin insula for islet or island) that controls glucose metabolism. In October 1920, Canadian Frederick Banting concluded that the digestive secretions that Makowski had originally studied were breaking down the islet secretion, thereby making it impossible to extract successfully. On 30 July 1921, Banting and Best successfully isolated an extract (“Isleton”) from the islets of a duct-tied dog and injected it into a diabetic dog, finding that the extract reduced its blood sugar by 40% in 1 hour. Purified animal-sourced insulin was initially the only type of insulin available for experiments and diabetics.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • People interested in exploring new technologies in Medicine

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Discovery of Insulin
  • Evolution Processes
  • Introduction to Insulin
  • Production Issues
  • Commercialization of Insulin


Dr. Debasis Basu

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Limited


Dr. DEBASIS BASU is a Diabetologist and General Physician in Salt Lake, Kolkata, and has experience of 28 years in these fields. Dr. DEBASIS BASU practices at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals in Salt Lake, Kolkata. He completed MBBS from NRS Medical College, (CU) in 1991 and DM from Utkal University, (Cuttack) in 1996.

He is a member of the American Diabetes Association: member, European Society of Cardiology(Preventive Cardiology) Member Cardiology Society of India: member. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Type 1 Diabetes Treatment, Anemia Treatment, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treatment, Type 2 Diabetes Treatment, and Infectious Disease Treatment

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