Diabetes Mellitus: A Medical History Journey


Donald E. Greydanus, MD
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc,
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED027000

It is estimated that 86 million adult Americans have prediabetes and with that, a risk of developing T2DM (type 2 diabetes) within one in ten patients. About 29 million people have actual diabetes, most with T2DM. It was estimated in 2012 that about 208,000 people under the age of 20 have diabetes in the United States, but there is little data available on the prevalence of diabetes in the adolescent population. A recent study looking at 12-19 year olds from 2005-2014 found the prevalence of diabetes at 0.8%, with 28.5% undiagnosed and the prevalence of prediabetes 17.7%, more common among boys (22%) than girls (13.2%). With about 9% of the total US population having diabetes, this a public health issue of considerable proportions. In this book, the reader embarks on a journey through the medical history of the discovery and treatment of diabetes mellitus. It is the story of the human mind steadfastly seeking to understand its world — a story worth telling again and again — that has saved millions of lives from a premature death of misery in the 20th and now 21st century. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Trends in Child and Youth Diabetes

Section One: Diabetes Mellitus History

Chapter 2. A Historical Journey of Diabetes Mellitus

Section Two: Acknowledgements

Chapter 3. About the Authors

Chapter 4. About the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMED), Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Chapter 5. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 6. About Book Series “Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies”

Section Three: Index


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