Author(s): MD Nafees Azam Khan, MD Naushad Alam, Khalid Eqbal and Ghufrana Nahid
Abstract: History is the precursor of research and development; it also generates hypothesis. Diabetes is oldest disease since antiquity. Apollonius of Memphis possibly coined the word diabetes around 250 BC. In 1552 B.C., when Hesy-Ra, an Egyptian physician, reported repeated urination as a symptom of a mystery disease that also triggered emaciation, the first recorded mention of diabetes symptoms was. Ancient healers have noticed during this time that ants tended to be drawn to the urine of people who had this disease. Diabetes is first described in English in a medical text written about 1425 in the form of a diabetes. In Unani Medicine, Diabetes is described under the caption of Amraz-e-Gurda. According to Unani Pathophysiology, diabetes arises due to four etiological factors Viz, Zoaf-e-Gura, Sue Mizaje Gurada Haar, Sue Mizaje Gurda Barid, and Ittesa-e-Majari Gurda. There many effective drugs described in Unani Medicine for the management of Diabetes, which are safe and effective.