The first description of Diabetes mellitus was made in Egypt with papers Ebers (1500 years before the new era).
Greek Areteo Cappadocia (81-138 AD), uses the word diabetes meaning siphon; lots of water for the first time. Thomas Villis (1621-1725) tested the sweet taste of diabetes and gave him the surname Mellitus (which refers to honey or sweet taste), which differentiates it from diabetes insipidus.
Rollo (1740-1809) describes some of the complications in diabetes, including neuropathy. Bernard in 1848 reveals the glycogen function of the liver. Langerhans (1869), discover pancreatic islets bearing his name, where insulin is produced.
In 1874, Kusmaul described deep, acute breathing in a diabetic coma.
In 1921, Canadians Banting and Best Discovered Insulin. Thanks to the work of scientists, this hormone is considered one of the most effective pharmacological products in the world, because millions of people who have diabetes have changed their death sentences for normal existence. They went to die of diabetes so they could live with diabetes.
Today marks the World Diaspora Day in honor of the date of birth of Canadian physician and researcher Frederick Grant Banting, November 14, 1891, 127 years ago.