I am new - joined 12-12-09 and already have had some welcome responses.Here is a condensed version of my upcoming 5,000+ word story of a 4 generation history of a diabetic family.My grandfather died…Continue
THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIABETIC INDUSTRY
I never knew my grandfather. He died in 1914 at the age of thirty-nine of what is now called Juvenile onset diabetes (Type 1). This was ten years before I was born.
In 1934, at the same age, my father was diagnosed with the same disease. I was nine years old at the time. The family doctor assured him that if he followed a rigid diet, (which allowed honey) he might survive. Obviously my father soon discovered that insulin was by now being…