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Diabetes Mellitus across the Arabo-Islamic World: A Revolution

Show simple item record Fleifel, Bassem Fleifel, Mohamad El Alam, Andrew 2023-11-13T07:47:22Z 2023-11-13T07:47:22Z 2023-11-10
dc.identifier.citation Mohamad Fleifel, Bassem Fleifel, Andrew El Alam. Diabetes Mellitus across the Arabo-Islamic World: A Revolution. International Journal of Endocrinology, 2023, 2023, DOI 10.1155/2023/5541808
dc.identifier.issn 1687-8345
dc.identifier.other DOI:10.1155/2023/5541808.
dc.description.abstract Mankind continues to suffer from the ever-growing diabetes epidemic and the rapid rise of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This metabolic disease has been studied since ancient civilizations. The Arabo-Islamic civilization excelled in establishing some of the most notable discoveries and teachings that remained the blueprint for years to come in the field of diabetology. Aim. This article aimed to review the ancient history of diabetes mellitus, with its main focus on the Arabo-Islamic civilization, and to report our subjective views and analysis of some of the past recommendations based on modern-day findings. Discussion. It is natural to have the teachings of medicine dynamically inspired by one civilization to another, as various fields continue to expand and evolve. This also applies to diabetology as the Arabo-Islamic world used the outlines of prior civilizations to revolutionize the understanding of the disease. Al-Razi and Ibn Sina are probably two of the most renowned polymaths in history, and their contributions to diabetology are well documented. Ibn Maymun's postulation about the higher prevalence of diabetes in Egypt as compared to Andalusia is something to be carefully studied. It could be that diabetes mellitus' underdiagnosis and late-stage detection are some of the major reasons for the disparity between the two mentioned regions. Modern-day Arabo-Islamic scholars continue to excel in revolutionizing diabetology. Conclusion. The Arabo-Islamic world houses an impressive bout of scholars who have contributed since ancient times to diabetology. This scientific locomotion shows no signs of stopping, as it continues to shine during the present day, and likely in the future.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Hindawi, International Journal of Endocrinology
dc.subject Diabetes
dc.subject History
dc.subject Islam
dc.subject Islamic civilization
dc.subject Medicine, Arab
dc.subject Diabetology
dc.subject Endocrinology
dc.title Diabetes Mellitus across the Arabo-Islamic World: A Revolution
dc.type Article

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