Diabetes is over 1,800 years old, write Peter P. Hopfinger and Elisabeth Schneyder in their "Diagnosis Diabetes" (Kneipp-Verlag) book, 1,715 years in which the disease has dominated people. The seasonal weighting is the positive development. Everything is better today, and it's hard to imagine the death of diabetes in the Western world. Medical support for diabetics leaves a lot to wish in developing countries, but in principle diabetes has become a companion thanks to highly effective drugs and insulin that are adapted to the needs of patients. No condolences, but one you can stand.