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Bovinine Beef, after 1906. Described in a 1914 article in the British Journal of Nursing as, "...a concentrated Beef Juice...given in either cold water or milk." Its manufacturer listed diabetes among more than sixteen illnesses Bovinine aided in treating.

Bovinine Beef, after Described in a 1914 article in the British Journal of Nursing as, ".a concentrated Beef Juice.given in either cold water or milk." Its manufacturer listed diabetes among more than sixteen illnesses Bovinine aided in treating.

Image of Iletin brand insulin from an Eli Lilly diabetes handbook, 1925.

Image of Iletin brand insulin from an Eli Lilly diabetes handbook,

U-100 R, Regular Iletin II, Purified Pork Insulin Injection, Eli Lilly and Company, about 1982.

R, Regular Iletin II, Purified Pork Insulin Injection, Eli Lilly and Company, about

U-80 NPH Iletin Insulin, Eli Lilly and Company, about 1956.

NPH Iletin Insulin, Eli Lilly and Company, about

Lilly Urine Sugar Test Kit, Sheftel, Test Kit No. 6, 1940s.  A diabetes manual from 1947 describes the kit as “a compact, portable set suitable for the handbag; it employs reagents in tablet form so there is no danger of spilling.  It can be set up anywhere, and an accurate quantitative test for sugar can be run in five minutes.”

Lilly Urine Sugar Test Kit, Sheftel, Test Kit No. 6, 1940s. A diabetes manual from 1947 describes the kit as “a compact, portable set suitable for the handbag; it employs reagents in tablet form so there is no danger of spilling. It can be set up anywhere, and an accurate quantitative test for sugar can be run in five minutes.”

Diet for Diabetes: Warner’s Safe Diabetes Remedy,... - From the Hands of Quacks

Diet for Diabetes: Warner’s Safe Diabetes Remedy,. - From the Hands of Quacks

B-D Insulin Syringe, Dr. Busher’s Automatic Injector, after 1932.

B-D Insulin Syringe, Dr. Busher’s Automatic Injector, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Group of Iletin Insulins, Eli Lilly and Company, about 1930

Group of Iletin Insulins, Eli Lilly and Company, about 1930

These vials of insulin come from an insulin sales kit made by Eli Lilly & Company in the 1940s. The numbers labeling the vials indicate a four-step progression as the insulin is manufactured into its final product.

These vials of insulin come from an insulin sales kit made by Eli Lilly & Company in the (pictured below). The numbers labeling the vials indicate a four-step progression as the insulin is manufactured into its final product.

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