Behind the scenes: after the diagnosis

So you might be wondering why I’ve decided to write two “Behind the scenes” posts this week. Today is an important milestone for me, and I’d like to share it with you because I believe many readers will be able to relate to it in one way or another. It has now been one year […]

Behind the scenes: exhibit design

Good morning everyone. I hope you all enjoyed the (Canadian) Thanksgiving holiday! Now that the holiday is over and I’m back to work at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, one project looms above all others: the new exhibit. We’re very excited to be creating a new exhibit to be unveiled for World Diabetes […]

Behind the Scenes: special events

Good morning everyone! I hope you’re having a great Monday. Today’s “Behind the Scenes” article is focused on special events. This past weekend we joined over 50 cultural and historic sites for Doors Open London, during which we encouraged people to explore the museum free of charge. Thank you to the 560 visitors who made […]

Behind the scenes: becoming a tour guide

Hello again everyone, and welcome to Banting House National Historic Site of Canada. Can I interest you in a guided tour of the museum? Guided tours are one of the most important things we offer at Banting House. While I am enjoying the process of learning how to be a great tour guide, I am […]

Tell Us Where You’re From

I have come to realize that my hometown of London, Ontario is an internationally known corner of the world. Until I began my summer at Banting House NHSC I was somewhat oblivious to the international visitors the Forest City welcomed. What continues to amaze me is how Canada’s London has become that sought after destination […]

Dear Dr. Fred…

Prior to the discovery of insulin, diabetes came as a death sentence to anyone who was diagnosed with it. Little could be done to help the innumerable people world wide suffering from the disease. Patients were put on a starvation diet – less than 1000 calories per day – which potentially lengthened their life, but […]

Welcome!

Welcome to the Banting House Blog! In the early hours of a late October morning in 1920, Frederick Banting woke from a fitful sleep and wrote down 25 words that ultimately led to the discovery of insulin. Today, the house where he conceived that idea has been turned into a museum honouring the life of […]