ISSN 1662-4009 (online)

ESPE Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology (2021) 18 13 | DOI: 10.1530/ey.18.13

Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, British Columbia Children’s Hospital and University of British Columbia.


Welcome to the 6th edition of this chapter on Global Health in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. As usual, the selected articles cover many aspects of our specialty. This year is important because we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin by Sir Frederick Banting, Charles Best, John Macleod and James Collip at the University of Toronto in 1921. This discovery paved the way for the first administration of insulin to a 14-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes, Leonard Thompson, in early 2022. Unfortunately, while insulin has saved the lives of millions of patients with Type 1 diabetes around the world, it remains out of reach for too many patients in low- and middle-income countries. On the endocrine side, it is encouraging to see many articles on various aspects of the management of CAH and other adrenal diseases.

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