A HOLISTIC APPROACH OF UNANI MEDICINE IN PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES (ZIABETUS)
Gazala Fatma*, Abdul Nasir, M. Junaid Siddiqui and Paras Wani
The prevalence of diabetes is predicted to double globally from 171 million in 2000 to 366 million in 2030 with a
maximum increase in India. It is very obvious that India currently faces an uncertain future in relation to the
potential burden that diabetes may spread upon the country. Diabetes (Ziabetus) is a silent killer disease which
encircle the mankind in their shadow. Today it is increasing rapidly day by day due to damage of pancreas,
defective/insufficient production of insulin, peripheral resistance along with other causes to a lesser extent. Most of
the Unani physicians have described the Ziabetus (Diabetes) into two forms: Ziabetus Sada (Diabetes incipidus)
and Ziabetus Shakri (Diabetes mellitus). The ancient physician has also described the causes, clinical features,
complications, management and preventive measures in detail. In this paper we tried to put up all the descriptions
which are mentioned in Unani system of medicine.
Keywords: Diabetes, Ziabetus, Unani medicine.
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