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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Frederick Banting

1923 A program of treatment for children with diabetes begins at SickKids shortly after Dr. Frederick Banting and Dr. Charles Best of the University of Toronto announced their discovery of insulin. Banting joined the Staff at SickKids in 1923 and was placed "In Charge of Diabetes". Working together with Dr. Gladys Boyd, their program resulted in a 50 per cent decrease in the childhood mortality record from diabetes, as listed over a ten year period.