Diabetes means to pass something abnormal with urine and mellitus means honey and this is the exact translation of term Madhumeh which was first mentioned by Sushrut in 200 AD. Term Diabetes Mellitus is invented in last century only so it is evident that Ayurvedic Seers were already knowing about all the details of the disease. Sushrut despite dealing with Surgery wrote a full chapter on Madhumeh viz Diabetes Mellitus in Nidan Sthan and then in Chikitsa Sthan. Sushrut emphasised on Diabetes Mellitus may be coz he was counteracting the complications during surgeries.
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