Leonard Thompson

Leonard Thompson 1908–1935 is the first person to have received injection of insulin as a treatment for Type 1 diabetes. Thompson received his first injection in Toronto, Ontario, on January 11, 1922, at 14 years of age. The first injection [...]


H. G. Wells

Herbert George "H. G." Wells 21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946 was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, [...]


Nicole Johnson

Nominated Miss America 1999, is an international diabetes advocate. She travels extensively promoting awareness, prevention, and intensive management of the condition she has shared for over sixteen years. Nicole works as a corporate and government affairs consultant for patient groups [...]


Dick Clark

Dick Clark’s American Bandstand began in 1957 and continued until 1989. The program's mix of lip-synched performances and its "Rate-a-Record" segment captivated teenagers, propelling Clark to fame. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the long-running special broadcast that aired on [...]