HISTORY OF DIABETES : Awakening from Keto-acidosis
After developing a refined insulin scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, most of them comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. Imagine a room full of parents sitting at the bedside waiting for the inevitable death of their child. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the new purified extract - insulin. As they began to inject the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. Then one by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death and gloom, became a place of joy and hope. Photo Credits- Library and Archives Canada
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Thank you for posting this Richard. It goes to show what a wonderful discovery insulin was. Imagine being a parent of a child that had no hope and suddenly seeing your child awaken from want was to be their death bed. I can only imagine being one of those parents.
Richard :Thanks for the wonderful joyous history review. I agree with Stemwinder (Gary):How overjoyed the parents were!!
It made me so sad, but also very happy that my own children ans grand children do not have diabetes.