I know that Diabetes is an ancient illness, with the first known reference to it dating from the Egyptians around 1500 BC.
But I still wonder, who might have been the first Type 1 diabetic?
It's interesting that diet restrictions, especially for foods containing a high amount of sugar, date back considerably further than the Egyptians and appear in much more significant publications than the ancient papyrus.
In particular...it's this well-known reference to abstaining from sweets that has me wondering....
3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. -- Genesis 3:3
Is it possible that Adam was the first Type 1? Oh my... LOL