Richard- I stole this from you, but you hadn't posted it on TypeOneNation and it is incredible. I hope you don't mind.
Below is a preview of the history and photos on this link. Slides 12 and 13 are humbling. Thank God for modern diabetes treatment.
Awakening from Keto-acidosis
The scientists went to a hospital ward with diabetic children, most of them comatose and dying from diabetic keto-acidosis. This is known as one of medicine's most incredible moments. Imagine a room full of parents sitting at the bedside waiting for the inevitable death of their child. The scientists went from bed-to-bed and injected the children with the new purified extract - insulin. As they began to inject the last comatose child, the first child injected began to awaken. Then one by one, all the children awoke from their diabetic comas. A room of death and gloom, became a place of joy and hope. Photo Credits- Library and Archives Canada