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18 Surprising Diabetes Facts You Must Know

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The literal meaning of diabetes is “flowing through”. The name, given by Greek Physician Aretaeus, originates from a noticeable increase in the urine frequency of patients. In fact, increased urine frequency is the first-ever identified symptom of diabetes, more than 1200 years ago. Given the excessive urination associated with the condition, at one point it was known as ‘Pissing Evil.’

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