Diabetes :: Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a complex metabolic disorder which has been recognised for thousands of years but which is still only partially understood.

The existing medical records hint that physicians have been aware of diabetes for nearly 4000 years.

Earliest reference of this condition appears in Ebers papyrus (1550 BC).

Vedic medical treatises from pre Budhist India describe conditions in detail which seem definately to be diabetic. They identify the disease by the copious flow of urine. They also noted a hereditary disposition to the disease and connected it with obesity, indolence, lethargy and over indulgence in sweets, rich foods and milk products.

Sushrut noted the sweet urine, an observation which does not appear in the western literature until the seventeenth century.

Greek medicine in 2nd century AD described this condition as “a melting down of the flesh and limbs into urine.”

Aretaeus commented on the Greek word diabetes which signifies a siphon. This word was used because the fluid does not remain in the body, but uses the man’s body as a ladder … whereby to leave it.”

Thomas Willis, personal physician to King Charles II, stated diabetic urine as “wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with Honey or Sugar.” And he added the Lation word mellitus (honey sweet) to the Greek word Diabetes.

Thus, broadly speaking, Diabetes mellitus is a condition inwhich human body is used as a siphon producing sweet urine !

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Healthy Diabetic Diet for Diabetics

Meal planning involves selecting the right foods to eat, eating the right number of calories, and scheduling meals properly. This is especially important for the patient who needs to lose weight. Since Diabetes is directly related to how well the body uses food, meal planning is an important tool for all Diabetes patients, both type I and type II.

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Healthy food habits for diabetic kids

Once you have diabetes, you’re on a Diet for life. And over time the disease can lead to blindness, limb amputation and kidney damage so severe patients need dialysis.

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Coffee lowers risk of diabetes

A major study involving more than 14,000 people in Finland, which has the highest rate of coffee consumption in the world, has revealed that those who drink most have the lowest incidence of adult-onset or type 2 diabetes.

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Obesity is killer for diabetic patients

Obesity can reduce the life expectancy of Diabetes patients by up to eight years, British researchers said.

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Diabetics must try to lose weight

Investigators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that among 1,400 diabetics they studied, those who said they had tried to lose weight in the past year were less likely to die over the next nine years. And it didn’t matter whether they actually shed any pounds, the researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care.

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Visceral fat linked to diabetes

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have revealed that elderly men and women even with normal body weight are at the risk of type 2 Diabetes if they have large amounts of muscle fat or visceral abdominal fat, according to Diabetes Care.

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Diabetic mother & heart problems in infants

Babies whose mothers have Diabetes have five times the normal risk of suffering from congenital heart problems, British doctors said.

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Cereal in Infant’s Diet – Increase Risk of Diabetes

Feeding cereal to your baby too soon may increase the risk that the child later develops Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder that can lead to severe complications later in life.

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Diabetic foot (gangrene) is curable

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Diabetes is curable

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Case – Diabetes

The mere attitude of the patient (as observed by you) may in itself become a symptom.

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Case – Diabetes

Once I was called upon to treat an elderly man, aged about 70 years, suffering from CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE with Diabetes MELLITUS. On account of his ill health, he requested me to pay home visit. On entering his house, I found and admired the absolute orderliness in which the things were placed in his house. Minutest care had been taken to place the things and hence his FASTIDIOUSNESS immediately struck me.

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Myths have to be removed in diabetics

Few myths are closely linked with Diabetes such as excessive intake of sweets may cause diabetes; sugar or sweetness should be treated as poison in case of Diabetes mellitus.

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Books on Diabetes

These books are best featured and bestseller books on Diabetes, arranged top to bottom.

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