There has been long history of dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus .
dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus was used in Egypt as long ago as 3,500 B.C., It were used in India by Susrate and Charaka some 2,500 years ago.
John Rollo stated that calorie restriction in the diabetic diet could reduce glycosuria in diabetes in the eighteenth century.
Modern diabetic diet may begin with Frederick Madison Allen recommended that people with diabetes ate only a low-calorie diet to prevent ketoacidosis from killing them in era without insulin. This was an approach which did not actually cure diabetes.
The first use of insulin by Frederick Banting in 1922 changed all that, and at last allowed patients more flexibility in their eating.