This page is sort of a living document about my research into the naming history of autoimmune diabetes mellitus, more commonly known as Type 1 Diabetes. There are obviously a lot of missing sections but I’ve been promising to get this posted for several years and I figure this is the best way to encourage myself to finish. Diabetes Mellitus The name “Diabetes Mellitus” dates back roughly 500 years, and awarness of the disease by other names (e.

I plan to eventually write about a bunch of these topics individually. Until then, here is my collection of links to a number of diabetes-releated topics that I have found especially helpful.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes means that I have to closely watch my carbohydrate intake, and it’s easier to do this by eating low-carb foods that make the math easier. Since I don’t want to give up on some of the finer things in life – like waffles – I spent some time formulating a decent substitute for carb-heavy grain-based waffles. This lets me have a fairly large breakfast of applesauce, yogurt, and definitely-not-maple (but passable) syrup and still keep things under 45g of carbs.