Diabetes existed even during  the vedic period.

Vanaras force(army of monkeys) which invaded Lanka,

the abode of Ravana, developed  diabetes after eating

sugar laden  food items.–(Garuda Purana)

Garuda Purana describes abnormal sugar  contained

in human body as the state of diabetes.

Lord Ganesha develops diabetes due to his eating spree,

obesity and sedentary lifestyle. Deeply disturbed Ganesha

approache Lord Shiva, who gives some medicines and advises

a regimen of healthy diet  and regular exercise to get cured of

the disease–says Kapilamuni in Sankhya Darshan.



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