oa South African Medical Journal - Milestones in the history of diabetes - a brief survey

Volume 44, Issue 40
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The history of diabetes mellitus has been briefly reviewed and its origin traced from its early recognition during the 15th century BC, through 4 evolutionary phases which are recorded as the descriptionptive, diagnostic, experimental and therapeutic eras.

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