Media videos

The history of insulin

Novo Nordisk’s Chief Science Officer Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen explains about diabetes and the discovery of insulin, the development of insulin and the differences of human insulin, modern insulin and the next generation insulin. Hear also about how people with diabetes have to control their blood sugar levels and how insulin research and development has reduced the number of times people with diabetes have to inject themselves.

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Challenge: an insulin tablet

Peter Kurtzhals, senior vice president of diabetes research at Novo Nordisk explains about the different types of diabetes and medicine. Hear about how people with diabetes have to try to control their blood sugar levels. It is difficult to get started on injecting themselves with insulin, as they currently have to. Therefore, an insulin tablet would be a big help. Peter Kurtzhals explains what is being done to develop such a tablet and what the challenges are.  

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