Diabetes – The Sweet Urine Disease

The Sweet Urine Disease

What is Sweet Urine Disease?

Diabetes is the most common chronic disorder of the human metabolism. It is an endocrinal disorder, which results either due to faulty insulin production or its complete absence.

Diabetes is derived from Greek meaning siphon. The famous Greek physician- Aretus the Cappadocian termed the condition of polyuria as “diabainein”. Later on the word “diabainein” was transformed as diabetes. “Sweet Urine Disease” is another name for diabetes.

It is a disorder, which primarily affects the bodily utilization of food for the purpose of energy production. Most of the food we eat is finally broken down into glucose- the fuel for providing us energy. The glucose is actually the sugar, which circulates in blood. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas facilitates the entry of glucose into the body cells where it is consumed for giving energy.

If this normal process of insulin helping the glucose enter the cells is disturbed or hampered due to the deficiency of insulin, the accumulation of glucose in blood occurs, in other words diabetes is the outcome. The glucose is present in the blood while the cells are deprived of the same.  The blood sugar level becomes alarmingly high. The resultant condition is the diabetes.