Frederick Banting Quotes on Cure for Diabetes

“Insulin is not a cure for diabetes; it is a treatment. It enables the diabetic to burn sufficient carbohydrates, so that proteins and fats may be added to the diet in sufficient quantities to provide energy for the economic burdens of life.”

Frederick Grant Banting


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Frederick Banting

Sir Frederick Grant Banting KBE MC FRS FRSC was a Canadian medical scientist, physician, painter, and Nobel laureate noted as the co-discoverer of insulin and its therapeutic potential. In 1923 Banting and John James Rickard Macleod received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Born: 14 November 1891, Died: 21 February 1941.

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