(Nov. 28, 1893-June 19, 1967). A native of Bradford, Ohio, Warvel received his medical degree from Ohio State University in 1916. He moved to Indianapolis in 1919 and became one of the first physicians to use Insulin in the treatment of diabetes, soon after its discovery in 1922. He became a consultant to Eli Lilly And Company on the use of insulin for diabetes after the company became the first commercial producer of the drug in 1923.

One of the founders of the Indianapolis Diabetes Association, Warvel served as that group’s first president. With others, he also organized the Youth Camp for Diabetic Children at Bradford Woods near Martinsville. On the national level, he was heavily involved with the American Diabetes Association.

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