Question of the Week | First Insulin Injections in Humans – What is true?

To celebrate National Diabetes Month, our Questions of the Week will challenge test takers on their historical knowledge of the discovery of insulin. Thanks for joining us on this fun adventure.

Which of the following statements is true regarding the first experiments using insulin in humans?

  • Since insulin worked successfully on dogs, no experimentation was needed on humans to gain approval.
  • Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old received the first successful insulin injection in January 1922.
  • The initial insulin was derived from the exocrine cells of ligated canine and porcine pancreases.
  • Elizabeth Hughes was the first insulin recipient in 1921 but the insulin formulation didn’t work to lower her glucose until 1922.

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