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100 Years of Insulin

100 Years of Insulin

Join us to explore our body’s relationship with sugar and the fascinating science of insulin with interactive activities. On the16th and 17th October we will be joined by the University of Aberdeen for this one off special event celebrating 100 years of insulin!

Did you know that diabetes affects one in twenty-five people in Scotland? That’s over 228,000 people! 2021 marks the anniversary of the most important breakthrough in treating diabetes –  insulin – the first lifesaving treatment for diabetes.

Find out about what Insulin is and how it was discovered including the Nobel prize partly awarded to Aberdonian, JJR Macleod! We will take a journey back in time to see how we have measured glucose in our bodies through the ages with real-time testing on some of our volunteers.

Discover how much sugar is in your food with our matching activity and use 3D visualization technology to discover what goes on inside our bodies when we eat! You will also get a real feel of what differences there are between fat and muscle and how are calories related to this.

Standard entry fees apply and pre-booking is essential. Book your ticket here for either the 16th or 17th October 2021. Please note – Sunday morning is now fully booked for this event. Please try the afternoon session or Saturday sessions.

Aberdeen Cardiovascular and Diabetes Centre have designed and developed activities for this event, which has been kindly supported by the Physiological Society. 

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October 16, 2021

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October 17, 2021

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Aberdeen Science Centre

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