Lilly's heritage in diabetes spans from the first commercial release of insulin in 1923 to leading scientific discoveries of today. The commercial release of insulin marked a watershed moment in the history of medicine and the history of Lilly. For people with diabetes, a diagnosis that had once been a death sentence became a manageable condition with hope for a normal life.

From the discovery of insulin to a decline in complications for people living with diabetes, continuous medical innovation has helped make life better for people with diabetes around the world. Despite this progress, more work remains and it will take collaboration within the diabetes community to make it happen.