DIABETES THROUGHOUT AGES; AN OVERVIEW
Mohd Sajid*, Shakir M., Ansari A. H. and Zulkifle M.
Diabetes is not a novel ailment, its clinical manifestation and dreaded effects on almost entire body were known even to ancient physicians. The level of their understanding regarding diabetes was commensurate with the available stock of knowledge and the scientific development at that time. When we look upon the evolution of diabetes, it immediately, becomes clear that to achieve the present level of knowledge, diabetes has passed through many primitive, intermediate and advance phases of developments. The earliest evidences regarding the aetiology of diabetes were more mythological than rational as the polyurea is mentioned in the Ebers‟ papyrus. The detail information is discussed in the review.
Keywords: Unani, Diabetes, Ziyabetus, Type 2 DM.
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