Diabetes is old for about 1,800 years, writes Peter P. Hopfinger and Elisabeth Schneyder in his book Diabetes Diagnosis (Kneipp-Verlag), 1,715 years in which the disease has dominated humans. The temporary weighting is the positive development. Everything is better today and it is difficult to imagine the death of diabetes in the western world. Medical support for diabetics leaves a lot to be desired in developing countries, but in principle, diabetes has become a companion with highly effective drugs and artificial insulin adapted to the needs of patients. No sympathizer, but one who suffers.