Diabetes dates all the way back to the Egyptians in 1500 B.C. In the 1600s, urine was described as sweet and if it had honey or sugar in it. In 1776, Dr. Matthew Dobson said the sweetness was due to sugar. Then in 1889, it was found that diabetes could be created in animals if the pancreas was removed. In 1922, it was found that insulin, which is a protein extracted from the pancreas, could help control diabetes. Today, we have pills, shots, and eating properly as a way of controlling our blood sugars.