Diabetes History Album

The Ebers papyrus (c. 1550 BC) contains descriptions of clinical states of polyuria.

Paul Langerhans – described clusters of cells (islets) looked like lymph nodes in the pancreas.

Oskar Minkowski (1858–1931) – physician and scientist observed that diabetes could happen when an animal's pancreas is removed. Banting, Best ( professor and his student ) and insulin-treated pancreatectomized dog –obtained and purified islets of Langerhans from an animal pancreas, injected its material (insulin) into a diabetic dog , and find a fall in blood sugar level. They won Nobel prize for this discovery . University of Toronto, 1922


Events Calendar

1st American Diabetes Association Middle East Congress “Diabetes Prevention and Treatment”
4- 6 December 2012
Dubai, UAE
Workshop, Diabetes and CVD
3 – 4 December 2012, Dubai , UAE
Workshop on Diabetic Foot & Painful Neuropathy
3 – 4 December 2012, Dubai , UAE
Insulin for Primary Care Physicians
3 – 4 December 2012, Dubai , UAE
1st International Congress on Medical Writing
February 19 - 21, 2013
Dubai, UAE
2nd American Society for Nutrition Middle East Congress “Nutrition in Health & Disease”
February 20-22, 2013
Dubai, UAE
The 17th Pan Arab Conference On Diabetes PACD17
March 26- 29, 2013


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