Sanofi has been at the forefront of developments in diabetes care and treatments including being one of the first global insulin producers. We were as among the first companies worldwide to produce insulin with a consistent standard of purity and quality. Today, led by our General Medicines business unit, we are a leading supplier of basal insulins in Australia.
Glucose and Insulin
Diabetes is a complex, chronic condition that occurs when your blood glucose, is elevated for a period of time. Glucose, which is derived from food, provides a source of energy, but it needs to reach your cells and for that you need insulin, which is a hormone that is made by the β-cells in your pancreas.
There are different types of diabetes including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. All are complex and require daily care and management. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition that can present at any time and is not confined to children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes, while usually diagnosed in adulthood is unfortunately becoming more common in young adults and children as well.
While people living with diabetes still face many challenges, our team draws on our long global heritage and commitment to innovation to improve quality of life for all affected. Through our dialogue with both healthcare professionals and patient organisations we continue to support all aspects of our patient’s healthcare journey, from prevention to treatment. Combined with our portfolio of trusted brands, new technology and new ways of thinking, we aim to halt the progression of chronic disease epidemics and redefine standards of care beyond medicines.
100 Years of Insulin
July 2021 marked 100 years since the discovery of insulin. To celebrate a century of care for people with diabetes, as well as examine the current issues facing around 1.2 million Australians who have been diagnosed with the condition, we’re proud to support the 100 Years of Insulin podcast series.
This series takes us back in time to the earliest days of insulin use and then jumps forward to consider the current trends and challenges in diabetes management. Each podcast features someone from the frontline of treating, managing, and advocating for Australians living with diabetes. The insights and personal stories shared by guest speakers will resonate with anyone who has been impacted by diabetes.