From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes is a book detailing the thousands of years of diabetes research and medical practice in the field of diabetes that have advanced our knowledge of this disease. This book revealing the extensive work that has gone into the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes up until the present day. More
Since well before the dawn of the common era, doctors have known about diabetes. The way in which the disease has been diagnosed and treated has changed dramatically from times when ants or urine tasting were the only way to tell if an individual was diabetic. Similarly, the treatments prescribed have become increasingly scientific as knowledge of the biological basis of the disease has grown, taking the story of diabetes therapy from bird ponds to monsters.