The first description of diabetes was made in Egypt as Ebers (1500 BC).
Cefalonia's Aleuto (81-138 AD) in Greece uses the word diabetes as a siphon. Many water for the first time. Thomas Willis (1621-1725) tested the sweetness of diabetic urine and gave Melitus (Mellitus) (referring to honey or sweetness) distinct from diabetic analgesics.
Rollo (1740-1809) describes some of the complications of diabetes, including neuropathy. In 1848 Bernard discovered the glycogenic function of the liver. Langerhans (1869) finds the pancreatic islands where insulin is produced.
In 1874, Kussmaul describes deep and acid breathing in a diabetic coma.
In 1921, Canadian Banting & Best discovered insulin. Thanks to scientists' studies, this hormone has been considered one of the most effective pharmacological products in the world because millions of people suffering from diabetes have changed the death penalty for normal existence. They went from dying to diabetes until they could live with diabetes.
Today marks the World Diabetes Day celebrating the birth date of Frederick Grant Banting (November 14, 1891), a Canadian physician and researcher, 127 years ago.