Who discovered Diabetes?

The earliest reference to the disease dates back to the 6th century B.C. when Indian physician, Shushruta noticed the sweet nature of the urine and coined the term “madhumeha” for it. In the next 500 years physicians from other countries like Korea, Japan and China also recognized the condition which we presently call as diabetes. It was in the 1st century that the Greek physician, Aretaeus gave it the name ‘Diabetes.’ The first written reference from the modern era was in 1425, when the English medical books used the term ‘diabetes.’

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