On this World Diabetes Day, let’s take a look at diabetes from a historical perspective.   We have come a long way with the diagnosis, treatment and tools to aid diabetes management. Frederick Grant Banting (right) and Charles H. Best with Marjorie Aware of the Symptoms but not the Cause…. The earliest known mention of diabetes was in 1552 BC, when Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian physician, documented frequent urination as a symptom of a mysterious disease that caused severe weight loss. …