British physician Thomas Willis named diabetes, diabetes mellitus, back in the 17th century. He found that urine tasted sweet from those affected, but he didn't quite have the cause correct -- today we know it's not "melancholy" to blame. Do you know what causes it, how to manage it or that there's more than one type? Let's find out!
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