Origin of Diabetes

Diabetes has been with us since ancient time, here’s History of Diabetes in a convenient timeline.

In Ayurveda, as one of the references of Shiv Purana, Origin of Diabetes is claimed from Kankhal (sub-town of Haridwar (Uttarakhand), INDIA, where a yagya (Fire sacrifice) was performed by King Daksha in which all the Devas, Rishis, Munis were invited except Lord Shiva. All the invitees were offered a very rich diet i.e. Havish (made up of mainly with Honey, Sugar & cow Ghee, milk, brihi yav-a variety of rice) & was consumed heavily by the invitees But Lord Shiva because of his insult was very annoyed and ordered Veer Bhadra to destroy the yagya (holy). By the destructive acts of Veer Bhadra, the stampede occurred. To save themselves everybody rushed here & there, by this critical and stressful situation many diseases occurred and Diabetes was one of them. As we see today the main causative factors of the disease are- sedentary lifestyle, rich diet & stress.