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18 Surprising Diabetes Facts You Must Know

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Interestingly, in old times, diabetes was diagnosed by tasting the patient’s urine for sweetness. A group of people, known as ‘water-testers’, specialized in the process. Back then, there was another simple way of diagnosing diabetes, which again was based on sweetness of the urine. The urine of a suspected diabetic was observed to check whether any ants or flies collected around it. If they did, it was believed the patient had diabetes.

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Ritu Garg

Ritu Garg

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Ritu is a freelance writer specialising on health, fitness and food. She is a certified educationist and has a Masters in Business Administration. She strongly believes in the dictum, “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?”
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