Released Monday on World Diabetes Day, users who visit Google's homepage will be treated to yellow-tinted artwork of Banting alongside Google's logo which includes a bottle of insulin.
Banting, alongside his colleague Dr. Charles Best, successfully extracted insulin from the pancreas in 1921 after years of experiments. Then in 1922, diabetic teenager Leonard Thompson became the first person to receive an insulin injection to treat Type 1 diabetes.
In 1923, Banting, alongside John Macleod who had helped the research get funded, was awarded with The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery. He was knighted by King George V in 1934.
Today, insulin which helps treats millions is produced by growing bacteria after pig pancreases were used to obtain it until the 1980's.