What is diabetes?

Diabetes means “syphon”?

diabetesWhen we think about diabetes we usually think about it as a problem with the way our bodies deal with sugar.

This is true, but the name of the condition, “diabetes”, comes from the Greek word for “syphon”.

Why syphon? Well, syphon is another name for a tube or pipe that a liquid flows through. Diabetes is defined as a condition that causes people to produce a lot of urine. In the past diabetes has been known as the “pissing evil”. [Read more…]