Tchang Tchong-king, the greatest of Chinese physicians, describes diabetes in the year 200.
January 1, 200
Total Dietary Regulation in the Treatment of Diabetes
Chronological order here shifts the narrative to the Far East. According to Iwai, the first oriental description of diabetes was given in the year 200 by Tchang Tchong-king, perhaps the greatest of Chinese physicians. “There is a disease called ‘the disease of thirst,’ in which polyuria is the characteristic symptom. One may drink as much as ten liters per day, which is recovered in the urine.”