COVID-19 and Diabetes

The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In general, people with diabetes (type 1, type 2, or gestational) face greater risks of complications when dealing with viral infections like flu, and that is likely to be true with COVID-19. Diabetes, and other chronic medical conditions, can make people … Continue reading COVID-19 and Diabetes

Diabetes History

Ancient Egypt Bakery

Diabetes has been recognized as a medical problem for thousands of years. In Ancient Egypt a condition described by excessive urination, thirst and weight loss was described in hieroglyphics on papyrus; what today we would call type 1 diabetes. Astute physicians at the time prescribed diets of whole grains to limit the symptoms, a revelation modern researchers … Continue reading Diabetes History