A CHALLENGE TO ACHIEVE GLYCAEMIA CONTROL IN A PATIENT WITH TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS THROUGH UN?N? SYSTEM OF MEDICINE: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Uzma Siddiqui and Prof. Abdul Haseeb Ansari*
Diabetes mellitus is a complex chronic metabolic disorders requiring continuous medical care. It is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide and becomes a major public health problem which is rising alarming day by day. It is associated with high blood sugar level. In literature of Unānī System of Medicine, it has been described as Dhayābῑṭus Ḥārr. The knowledge of diabetes was well documented by Ibn Sīnā as early as the 9th century AD and well described in his treatise, Al-Qānūn fi’l Ṭibb as well as in other Unānī classical texts. According to Unānī physicians, the drugs which correct the Mizāj (temperament) and restores the Quwwat Jādhiba (absorptive faculty) of kidney are used in the management of diabetes mellitus. In the present study, a case of diagnosed Diabetes mellitus was successfully managed with Unānī intervention along with dietary control. The patient was assessed before and after the management to rule out the efficacy.
Keywords: Case Report; Diabetes Mellitus; Insulin; Un?n? System of Medicine.
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