FAQ Quiz Answers

About Diabetes

1. Organs affected:                 heart, kidneys, eyes, brain (any two)

2. Positive actions:   stop smoking, eat ‘healthy’, exercise, control weight (any 2)

3. No. of diabetics in 2013:     approx 382 million

4. Why “suspect”:             because 1 in 2 diabetics don’t know they have it

5. % reduction in risk:             40%

Sir Frederick Banting – History

6. FGB year of birth:       1891 (Nov 14)

7. # of siblings:                     four

8. FGB year of death:     1941 (Feb 21)

9. Year farmhouse constructed 1925 (The original house in which Banting was born received several ‘additions’ over the years with a resulting very large structure. That, in turn, was partially dismantled and much of the material re-used to construct the existing farmhouse which also incorporates part of the original foundation)

10. Farmhouse constructed by: Thompson Banting

11. Fellow painter:           A.Y. Jackson (member of the Group of Seven)

12. Pilot:                               J.C. Mackey

About the Nobel Prize

13. Nobel Prize awarded: 1923

14. Canadian Nobel Prize winners to 2013:   16

15. 2013 Canadian winner:             Alice Munro (October 10, 2013)

16. diabetic Nobel Prize winner:   George Minot (won in 1934)

About the Discovery and Production of Insulin

17. “Discovery” University:               University of Toronto

18. Longevity dog: Marjorie

19. “Discovery” year:                         1921

20. First Canadian patient injected:     Leonard Thompson (1922 Jan 11)

21. Charles Best’s academic field:       Biochemistry

22. First producer of insulin:               Connaught Labs, U of T, (1922)

23. US company:                                 Eli Lilly

24. Retail price of 100 units in 1922:   $10.00

25. How many of the 4 heroes U of T grads:     3

Comments are closed