Diabetics Life Insurance
by Gene Medame
Diabetic Life Insurance: A Brief History of Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease that has plagued Americans for decades, but the Diabetic Life Insurance goes back much
further than that. In fact, the Diabetic Life Insurance reaches back as far as Ancient Egypt! A physician there
mentions a disease that has frequent urination or polyuria as a major symptom. Ancient Greek doctors thought
the disease caused a melting of limbs and flesh into urine. The ancient medical diagnostic tool for determining
diabetes was, strangely, for a doctor to sample a bit of the patient's urine. If the taste was sweet, diabetes
was diagnosed. Clearly, malpractice suits had not been invented yet.
The Diabetic Life Insurance went largely unchanged through the Middle Ages until a French doctor suggested
eating large amounts of sugar as a proscription for diabetes patients during the middle of the 19th Century.
Quickly following that, French and Italian doctors began to instead more about the digestive system and linked
diabetes to glycogen levels in blood and finally advised individualized diets for those diagnosed with
diabetes. French and German scientists also experimented on the pancreas at this time, going so far as to
removing it from dogs to understand how the digestive system functions (or doesn't) without it. Clearly, the
history of diabetes and the understanding of the disease still had a long way to go.
A huge turning point in the Diabetic Life Insurance happened in Germany in 1908 when a scientist introduced the
first injectable pancreatic extract to treat glycosuria (low blood sugar). This practice had mixed results and
vicious side effects but was an important first step in the history of diabetes and treatment.
Finally, in 1921, a crucial year in the Diabetic Life Insurance, insulin is 'discovered'. A couple of Canadian
scientists were able to keep alive a dog lacking a pancreas several months with a steady dose of insulin
injections. This was a break-through as now there was substantial evidence lacking diabetes with a
malfunctioning pancreas. Scientists and doctors alike began work on insulin treatment for human patients with
Throughout the rest of the 20th century, the Diabetic Life Insurance is marked with further sophistication and
development of other advances. A standardized insulin delivery syringe was created in 1944. Other advances
include insulin pumps, blood glucose monitors, biosynthesized human insulin, and the insulin pen delivery
system. The history of diabetes continues to be written as more and more is learned about the disease.