D Photo Album: Steampunk Diabetes

Some pictures of diabetes equipment from earlier decades, all looks a bit scary now!

This modern device makes injecting easy.....
A  scary looking injection device, you put the glass syringe, topped by a resharpened needle into this.

 

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The glass syringes & needles you see here would be loaded into the gun contraptions for administering insulin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a potion that Prof. Snape would have been proud of to see how much sugar was in your urine was another delight of the first 6 decades of diabetes
Creating a potion that Prof. Snape would have been proud of to see how much sugar was in your urine was another delight of pre-1980s diabetes.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “D Photo Album: Steampunk Diabetes

  1. I had one of those contraptions for administering insulin (called a gun). Quite often the glass syringe would shatter and I’d never know how much insulin had gone in before that happened. Also I would be picking broken glass out of my leg for ages.

    1. So did I Jen (my Mum used it on me, first 7-8 years of my D) never had a shattered syringe though OMG that sounds horrific. The one we had was a little bit smaller than the pictured one.(I only have a really crap picture of it though). Just as well it was only 1 injection a day as you had to boil up the needles and syringes to sterilise prior to use.

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