The discovery of the disease dates back to 1500 B.C.E, where Egyptians and Indian doctors describe it as 'honey urine' because of the high sugar content.
A French physician in the 1850's actually advised his patients to eat large amounts of sugar, as a treatment for diabetes!
Dogs and cats can encounter diabetes when they get to be middle-aged. Female dogs are twice as likely to get it as males, and male cats are more prone than females.
At least 8.3% of the United States population has diabetes, but about 7 million people have not actually been diagnosed.
While type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, type 2 diabetes can be by a healthy diet, exercise and a normal body weight. Keeping an active lifestyle can reduce or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by over 50%.
Diabetes has become the number 8 leading cause of death as of 2011, resulting in at least 1.4 million deaths.
Though type 2 diabetes does often occur more in minorities, such as African Americans and Hispanics, Caucasians are more likely to have type 1 diabetes. At least 71% of the children with the disease are Caucasian.
Treatment for diabetes didn't come until the 20th century, when insulin was developed in 1921 and 1922.
Legumes can help lower your blood sugar and reduce risk of heart disease in people with type 2 diabetes.
Eating too much sugar does not actually cause diabetes. It can make you gain weight, which increase your risk, but type 1&2 are developed from destroyed insulin or genetically inherited.
A thespian and actor, known for movies such as Super Troopers and Adaptation.
A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system.
Was a French physiologist.
Two illnesses caused by viruses.
Known as the beet and for its edible taproot.
A type of corn which explodes from the kernel and puffs up when heated.
Is the second smallest state in the United States and is located in the mid-Atlantic region on the Atlantic coast.
A round, deep yellow to orange type of squash plant.
A type of winter squash, similar to a pumpkin.