10 Unknown Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes was once labeled as the best chronic disease.

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In the past, Dr. Elliot P. Joslin said that diabetes was one of the best, if not the best, chronic diseases. According to him, diabetes is the only chronic disease that is “clean,” seldom unsightly and not contagious. Unlike most chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, he said, does not cause as much pain to the patient and is susceptible to treatment. This disease only leads to complications when it is not treated well, but it is not life-threatening in itself.