Type 1 Diabetes Research Paper

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There are two major types of diabetes. One is type 1 diabetes which is previously called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or juvenile-onset diabetes, the other is type 2 diabetes which is previously called non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes. 1. Beginnings In 1552 B.C, Hesy-Ra who is an Egyptian physician documented frequently urination as a symptom of a mysterious disease that also caused emaciation. Also around this time, ancient healers attented that ants seemed to be interested in the urine of people who had this disease. In 150 AD, the Greek physician Arateus described what we now call diabetes as "the melting down of flesh into urine."Since then, physicians began to get a better understanding about diabetes. 2. Early Treatments…show more content…
The first diabetes treatment involved prescribed exercise such as horseback riding which was thought to save excessive urination. In the 1700s and 1800s, physicians began to realize that dietary changing could help to control diabetes, and they advised their patients to do things like eat only the fat and meat of animals or consume large amounts of sugar. In 1916, Boston scientist Elliott Joslin who is one of the world's leading diabetes experts established the theory book which is the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. That reported a fasting diet which combined with regular exercise could significantly reduce the risk of death in diabetes patients. Today, doctors and diabetes educators still use these principles when teaching their patients about lifestyle changes for the management of

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