During the Middle Ages, a number of writers made mention of diabetes, but not its neurological complications. Interestingly, none of them spoke of the sweet properties of urine either, and it was not until well into the 17th century when Thomas Willis recalled attention to it. Another century had passed before Dobson, in 1775, showed that the taste of diabetic urine depended on sugar, which he demonstrated by evaporating the urine and producing the sugar in crystals (9). The Middle Ages should also be remembered by the most poetic description of the diabetes-associated copious flow of urine ever. It was made by the English poet and physician Sir Richard Blackmore in 1727. ".as when the Treasures of Snow collected in Winter on the Alpine Hills, and dissolved and thawed by the first hot Days of the returning Spring, flow down in Torrents through the abrupt Channels, and overspread the Vales with a sudden Inundation" (10).
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.