Cambiamenti epocali sono avvenuti nel corso di un secolo, e cambiamenti altrettanto significativi sono avvenuti nell'ultimo anno.
Epoch-making changes have taken place over a century and equally significant changes have taken place over the past year.
One hundred years after the discovery of insulin, the life-saving drug that changed the history of diabetes, diabetology worldwide is being called upon to respond to new challenges imposed by clinical and therapeutic innovation and the Covid-19 pandemic.
When, in 1921, Dr Frederick Grant Banting and his student and assistant, Charles Herbert Best, discovered how to extract insulin, diabetes was still a fatal disease and life expectancy was very short. Today, the scenario has completely changed and the quality of diabetes care is still, after this first century of diabetes, improving. New inulin formulations and new needle-free technological innovations such as Comfort-in, non-invasive and revolutionary for the wellbeing of the diabetic person.
Needle-free devices not only mean more comfort, but also more safety for the patient, especially now with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic and the simultaneous presence of other viruses and pathogens that we will probably have to live with in the coming years.
Of course, the patient will also have a different role to play, as he or she will be increasingly called upon to be involved in the treatment and care process, and increasingly aware and autonomous in adopting solutions that are more confident in science and more innovative.