A Brief Note On Diabetes And Its Effects

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In general, diabetes is a disease where the body is incapable to control levels of glucose in the blood, generating an excess glucose present in the blood. Glucose is a simple sugar which provide our body the energy that comes from food we ingest and the water that we drink. Food that contains high carbohydrates in the forms of starches and sugars comes from food like bread, cereals, dairy products, fruits, and some vegetables. If an excess of glucose occurs in the blood, it is then processed by the liver where it can be stored for later use. Insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, regulates the level of glucose in the blood where body’s cells are able to absorb the glucose and use it. The lack of insulin can result in too much of glucose…show more content…
In an article written by Krisha McCoy from Everydayhealth, Scientists and physicians have been documenting this disease for over thousands of years starting from the origin of its discovery to the breakthrough of treatments to it. In 1552 B.C., the first symptoms of diabetes were recorded by Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian physician. Frequent urination was one of the symptoms that the physician noticed as well as ants being attracted to urine of diabetic people. In 150 AD, the Greek physician Arateus called diabetes “the melting down of flesh and limbs into urine” and from his words and his explanation of diabetes a lot of physicians from then on started to understand about the diabetes. Centuries later, people started tasting urine in order to make diagnostic. Therefore, when the urine tasted sweet, it is very likely that the person may have the disease. In the 1800’s, scientists started to develop some new ways to detect diabetes in people and thereafter, treatments were developed as scientists and physicians began to understand that this disease could be managed and treated. One of the first treatment that was prescribed was to exercise, often horseback riding which was thought to relieve excessive urination. In
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