Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 4 weeks ago

Centuries ago, did people really drink urine to test diabetes?

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    There is a difference between drinking urine and tasting a few drops.

    Diabetes  was detectable as sweetness in the urine as early as 400BC.

    It was still used as a quick diagnostic tool as little as 100 years ago.

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Drink it, no

    Touch their tongue to it to get a taste, yes

  • 4 weeks ago

    They didn't know what it was and just died.

  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago


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  • 4 weeks ago

    Centuries ago they didn't know what diabetes was.

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