Diabetes: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)


Diabetes is everywhere in the world now, since more people have it than ever before. Still, we have a lot more to learn about this illness if we are to fight and overcome it. There are some things about diabetes that most people just don’t know. Stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: People Have Had It a Long Time

The earliest that someone was recorded with having diabetes is 1500 b.c., which is a really long time ago, if you think about it. The document was made of papyrus paper.

Number Fourteen: It Is Linked With Depression

It’s been found that most people with diabetes are also more likely to face depression. Unfortunately, this may affect a diabetic’s ability to manage their own medicine on a daily basis.

Number Thirteen: William Cullen Added Mellitus to The Classification

For many years, diabetes was scientifically known as just diabetes. It was in the 18th century that William Cullen added “mellitus” to the end of it, which means “sweet” or “like honey”.

Number Twelve: Type 2 is Caused by Fat

Although many people blame sugar for the cause of diabetes, it is more complicated than that. Instead, it occurs when there are too dramatic of blood sugar spikes in the system, which are caused by an excess of fat.

Number Eleven: The Time Before Insulin Was Very, Very Bad

Before insulin was discovered, diabetics had an even worse time dealing with doctors. If they had some conditions, such as gangrene, they couldn’t be operated on since they wouldn’t really heal. In the worst of cases, parts of the body would dry up and fall off, which is quite horrific.

Number Ten: It’s The Worst in India

Interestingly enough, India has the highest population of diabetics in the entire world. The population has immensely grown in the last 20 years. Millions more are being affected, and it will only continue to worsen.

Number Nine: Diabetes Is the #1 Cause of This

Diabetes is the main reason why people die of kidney failure, which is pretty disturbing. At the same time, most people who suffer from a failing kidney also have diabetes.

There’s a lot more to know about this disease, which will surely help in the fighting of it. Stay tuned for the second part of the article. which is coming soon!