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diabetes historydiabetes is very common and known disease, the history of which is rooted in the III century BC At that time people could recognize this disease, however, it was impossible to cure. Therefore, all who suffered from it, was condemned to death, the duration of life of patients was not longer than five years.

the Ancient manuscripts of Japanese, Chinese and Arabs indicates that one of the main symptoms of diabetes at that time was considered sweet urine.

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History of diabetes

the Name "diabetes" was introduced areteus the Cappadocian, a Greek physician in 200 BCE, He noticed that patients with very frequent urination and fluid from the body is excreted in unchanged form. Because of this, the doctor called the disease "diabetes", which means "passes through". Then, a little later to this name, he added the word "mellitus" (sugar, honey). He also noted that patients was constantly plagued by thirst and how much they were not allowed to drink, they still feel mouth dryness. In 1776 Dobson, the famous English physician conducted a study, which proved that the urine of patients contains sugar, so it has a sweet taste. After that, the illness began to be called "sugar diabetes".

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the History of diabetes - search for a cure

the History of diabetes is not easy. For many years experts searched for reasons, which cause disease and methods of combating it. So, for example, according to Galen, diabetes mellitus causes a variety of kidney disease, but Paracelsus argued that it is a disease of the whole organism, during which it secretes a lot of sugar. And only in 1788 Professor Thomas Cowlinge was able to extract the glucose out of the urine of the patient. It has made a big contribution to the development of diabetes. Because after that scientists learned to determine the level of sugar in the blood and urine. And in 1889 Minkowski and Mering has caused disease in animals by removing them from the pancreas.

history of diabetescurrently, the most effective is the treatment of diabetes with insulin. Opened his best and Minkowski, they were able to get it from the pancreas and conducted experiments on dogs. Already in 1922, insulin was widely used in the treatment of this disease, as glucose-lowering agent. Also many doctors for diabetes, including in Pediatrics, prescribed biguanides and sulfonamides. Unlike insulin they are applied by injection and in pill form.

After 2 years after its opening, the doctor from Portugal noticed that it is not only a disease, but rather a particular style of life. So he opened a special school, through which all patients have a great opportunity to learn what life should be, suffering from this disease and how to improve their lives. Thus, he draws the attention of all the patients that diabetes does not shorten life, it only makes you adhere to certain rules.

And finally, remember, if you are faced with diabetes, don't panic. After all, they hurt many people. But despite this, they lead a normal life, enjoying each day to achieve your goals. In our days this disease is not a death sentence. But it is important to follow all recommendations of your doctor and to take medication.