Sanofi Diabetes

Did You Know?

  • Scientists have identified nearly 50 genes or gene regions associated with type 1 diabetes.
    – via National Institutes of Health
  • The International Diabetes Federation has written a charter of rights for people with diabetes and you can download it at idf.org.
    – via International Diabetes Federation
  • The American Diabetes Association was founded in 1940 to address the increasing incidence of the disease.
    – via American Diabetes Association
  • Tennis champ Arthur Ashe, the only African-American man to ever win the men's Wimbledon title, had type 2 diabetes.
    – via D Life
  • Diabetes is one of the first diseases ever described; a mention of it was found on an Egyptian manuscript from c. 1500 BC.
    – via The Ebers Papyrus, Original research