Greek physician Arateus described what we now call diabetes as "the melting down of flesh and limbs into urine."
Approx. 150 AD
Thomas Willis(A book describing diabetes/urine taste like honey)
Oskar Minkowski and Joseph von Mering, showed that the removal of a dog's pancreas could induce diabetes.
Boston scientist Elliott Joslin created the textbook The Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
Frederick Banting, a physician in Ontario, Canada, first had the idea to use insulin to treat diabetes in 1920,
Banting and his team finally used insulin to successfully treat a diabetic patient .