Diabetes is 1,800 years old, writes Peter P. Hopfinger and Elizabeth Schneider in his book "Diagnosis Diabetes" (Kneipp-Verlag), 1,715 years of which the disease dominates humans. Time weight is a positive development. Everything is better today, and it's hard to imagine dying from diabetes in the Western world. Medical support for diabetics leaves much to be desired in developing countries, but in principle diabetes has become a companion thanks to highly effective drugs and artificial insulins tailored to the needs of patients. There is no compassion, but you can stop.