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Diabetes in the Twentieth Century

Diabetes was rare before the twentieth century.  Management of Diabetes started with severe caloric restriction for mere survival of patients with type 1 diabetes. Banting and Best, Mc Cleod and Collip, discovered and purified insulin from the canine pancreas.  In 1935 diabetes with insulin resistance was distinguished from type 1 diabetes. Longer acting insulins were marketed from the 1930s while the first generation of sulphonylureas … Continue reading Diabetes in the Twentieth Century