Elliot P. Joslin

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Birthday
6, 1869
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 28, 1962 (92)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1869
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 28, 1962 (92)

About

Diabetes specialist who created the Diabetes Self-Management Education technique, which allowed patients to medicate themselves.

Before Fame

He compiled a list of diabetes sufferers, their symptoms, treatment, and outcomes--the first epidemiological study of the disease.

Trivia

He was the first doctor to comprehensively study diabetes, which was still an obscure condition during his time.

Family Life

His aunt was diagnosed with diabetes, which sparked his interest in the condition.

Associated With

Frederick Banting, who discovered that diabetes could be managed with insulin, was another key researcher in his field.