International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine

2017, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part APages: 25-28

The history of diabetes: From olden days to discovering insulin

Sazid Alam, Khalid Eqbal, Iqbal Patel, Imamuddin Mulla, Shabnam Ansari and Bibi Ayesha
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Diabetes is common metabolic disorder which affects larger population of the world. Currently its prevalence is high up and increased day by day. In despite advancement of western science which resist to treat of this silent killer disease. Diabetes characterized by the ‘too great emptying of urine’ finds its place in antiquity through Egyptian manuscripts dating back to 1500 B.C This article depicted preliminary opinion that diabetes was associated to an alimentary illness, and concludes with the discovery of it being a persistent systemic ailment and described three successive ways. This short review article informs us, how for many centuries peoples are suffered from the devastating illness with very little offered in terms of treatment or relief. After long time the pancreas was identified as the causative organ and, some time later, animal experimentation resulted in the abstraction of the substance insulin.
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