Wilfrid G. Oakley
(23 Aug 1905 - 25 Dec 1998)
English physician who was a pioneer in the clinical care of diabetes, beginning when he was asked to join the diabetic department King's in 1938. His work revealed the importance of good control of blood glucose in diabetics. Concurrently, he was in private practice, and as his skill and fame grew, he was consulted by many of the great. He was the chairman of the British Diabetic Association from 1966.
Science Quotes by Wilfrid G. Oakley (1 quote)
Man may be the captain of his fate, but he is also the victim of his blood sugar.
Indicating the burden of diabetes.
— Wilfrid G. Oakley
Transactions of the Medical Society of London (1962), 78:16.