Insulin: More Than 90 Years of Innovation

Lilly was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that met real needs in an era of unreliable elixirs peddled by questionable characters. His charge to the generations of employees who have followed was this: “Take what you find here and make it better and better.”

More than 140 years later, Lilly remains committed to his vision through every aspect of their business and the people they serve starting with those who take their medicines, and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live.

For over 95 years, Lilly has been working to develop medicines that save and improve the lives of people with diabetes. Insulin has changed significantly since its discovery. Learn about the story of innovation of this life-saving medication.

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