Banting and Best and all the rest

As I recently limped my way towards an endocrinology appointment post-foot-surgery (impending long blog story to follow when time permits), the two iconic names of Banting and Best jumped out from the wall of Joslin Diabetes Center, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin in fashion.

My inner perfectionist was not a fan of the lighting of the photo below, as the bright Boston afternoon sun mingled with shadows across Joslin’s diabetes tribute wall. But then I realized that perhaps the most important words were highlighted after all, reminding us that the purpose in diabetes advocacy is to serve those touched by diabetes as best we can, to honor healing as a form of art.

And so the photo stands.

This bunny grazing nearby Longwood Avenue- otherwise known as the ‘nonstop sirens-filled hub of the best healthcare in the world’- was a peaceful reminder that life rolls on despite the noise.

Thank you to Banting and Best for giving so many of us the chance to enjoy life, 100 years later and counting. May we as a society find our way back to the selfless Banting and Best philosophy, and never stop fighting for equitable and fundamental rights to life, and quality of life, through accessible, affordable healthcare for everyone.

One thought on “Banting and Best and all the rest

  1. And thank you God for sunny days. and bunnies. Both are very important for us humans. Banting and Best are important for us with diabetes as well. By the way sometimes Sheryl asks if they are sure they got it right. She has suggested at times that i stop using insulin for ever. Her theory, She wont feel a thing and if i do, perhaps I should have thought of that before I said those things or didn’t do those things .

    Sometimes she scares me,, a lot.

    rick

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