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1500 BC

Ebers Papyrus

first describes

the symptoms

of diabetes

 

400 BC

Susruta records

the symptoms

and classifies types

of diabetes

 

6 AD

Charaka refines

the work

of Susruta

 

10 AD

Celsus develops

a clinical

description

of diabetes  

 

20 AD

Aretaeus coins

the term

diabetes

 

1869

Paul Langerhans identifies clusters

of cells (islets of Langerhans)

in the pancreas

 

1889

Von Mering and Minkowski

observe that

diabetes develops

when an animal's pancreas

is removed

 

1921

Banting & Best

isolate secretion from animal pancreas (insulin) and inject

into diabetic dog,

to find a fall

in blood sugar!

Diabetes Quick History

disc insulin