All Blog Posts Tagged 'history' (11)

Every diabetes is different

Even though I might be the only person in the world having these symptoms, on the off chance that it will help someone, somewhere out there, let me share how the first four years of my diabetes went.

I was diagnosed in 2009 with an HbA1C of 11.2 and fbs of 258. The doctors thought it was LADA, and in my first antibody test I tested slightly positive, while my second one, six months later, turned out negative. I was put on long-acting insulin straight away (5 units), but my pancreas…


Added by Uta on October 14, 2013 at 10:37am — 5 Comments

Sausage rolls,swans ducks river boat and history

The weekend was wonderful here in the Shire blue skies slight ruffle of the wind on your face for a bank holiday Whitsun it was nice Angel's sister Brenda came to stay and we drove to Ironbridge on Monday lots and lots of other folks had the same idea as we the River Severn flowed under the Bridge and there was even a cruise on the river for those energetic enough to climb on and off the boat.

It is like walking into the past crossing the Bridge until you look downstream at the power…


Added by twiddlemthumbs on May 29, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Progress in Perspective

When it comes to living with Type I Diabetes I'm impatient and frustrated. Since my first insulin shot in 1994 I've looked every day for the announcement for a cure. Sheila Thorne lived with it for over 80 years - receiving her first shot from the discoverer of insulin.

Before Dr. Frederick Banting made his Nobel Prize winning discovery a diagnosis of diabetes meant death - either from starvation or hyperglycemia. Luckily for Sheila Thorn, she was taken to see the pioneering doctor…


Added by Tom Goffe on March 21, 2012 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

Women’s History in Diabetes: Lee Ducat’s Tenacity Sparks JDRF

Did you know that Lee Ducat established JDRF with a cocktail party? You heard me, a cocktail party! If this is news to you, you’ll be interested in today’s blog post that highlights her story. Read our post at Discuss Diabetes here.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on March 19, 2012 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

A Tradition With Nutrition on St. Patrick’s Day

There’s plenty of tradition to go with St. Patrick’s Day, so we decided to share one of the most traditional recipes around – corned beef & cabbage. Read the post at Discuss Diabetes here and enjoy your St. Patrick’s Day! Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on March 15, 2012 at 6:57am — 3 Comments

You Go, Girl! Women Pioneers in Diabetes [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a timeline infographic showcasing inspiring women and their contributions to diabetes history. Here’s some girl power you won’t want to miss! Read the post and check out our infographic at Discuss Diabetes here.


Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on March 1, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Diabetic Days of Yore

I won’t forget those wise old words my Daddy said to me

As he sat down in his chair one night and perched me on his knee.

He said, ‘Son, diabetes wasn’t always so much fun,

So let me tell you how it was in 1931!’

Twice a day we’d drive to town, down to the abattoir,

Pick out a bovine pancreas and stow it in the car,

And when we got home Mum and Dad would mash that organ up,

And strain it through a muslin bag into a paper cup…

Then Dad would get some… Continue

Added by Alan Eastwood on July 29, 2010 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

Back in my day...

We didn't have all of these sugar-free choices in sodas, or nutritional labels with carbohydrates and fats listed. All we had was Tab or Fresca, and that was it! To this day if I see a Fresca I will buy it, just for the fond childhood memories. (Tab was for the girls.)

And we tried to guess at "starch exchanges" rather than carb-counting, which was just fine because we took two daily shots of pork Ultralente and Regular (mixed in one syringe) so even if we somehow knew the carbohydrates it… Continue

Added by Greg on January 30, 2009 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

The Discovery of Insulin

So a friend tells me today that his wife visited The Banting House in celebration of World Diabetes Day. Not able to make an immediate connection, I learned that it was Dr. Frederick Banting that was one of the co-discoverers of the medical use of insulin. If there is something to learn today, perhaps it is this little bit of history.

The Discovery of Insulin

Added by John Carlin on November 14, 2008 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

My family history of D

When I was diagnosed, the only other person I knew of in my family with D was my paternal grandfather. All I knew about it was that he took insulin, and had to have a sandwich before going to bed.

After my parents got divorced, I lost touch with my dad's side of the family. I recently found some of my cousins on Facebook, and added them as "friends". This morning I had a bit of a brainwave - I sent them a message asking if they knew of anyone else in the family with D. Apparently one… Continue

Added by Megan S on October 22, 2008 at 3:45am — 4 Comments

Was Henry VIII T2?

Spent a couple of hours watching a National Geographic Channel piece on "The Madness of Henry VIII". The premise is that, once possessed of the overwhelming need for a legitimate son and heir, Henry manipulated, and was manipulated by, events until the young, handsome king became a sick, overweight, middle-aged, paranoid despot... and that said despotism was indicative of psychological illness...

What piqued my interest, for the moment, was the description of the festering… Continue

Added by tmana on April 3, 2008 at 4:04pm — 3 Comments

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