Monday, November 28, 2016

Insulin Injections, 1930

We can all be thankful for the present day insulins, devices, and knowledge about diabetes.
This picture was taken in 1930, only nine years after the discovery of insulin. The girl is injecting the animal insulin near her knee, where there is muscle, and very little fatty tissue. There was no fast acting insulin back then, and injecting in the muscle caused the insulin to act much faster. I injected that way for many years, starting in 1945.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore, one of my favorite TV actresses, Type 1. In the link below Mary tells how she dealt with diabetes. In recent years she has had problems with her vision, and is almost blind.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/people/2009-03-22-mtm-diabetes_N.htm




Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Diagnosed in 1922

This is a wonderful post for International Diabetes Month. Ted Ryder, diagnosed when five years old, in 1922, and lived until he was 76. That is remarkable! His correspondence with Dr. Banting is priceless!
http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/the-long-life-of-ted-ryder-diabeti