Centuries ago, did people really drink urine to test diabetes?
- TarkarriLv 73 weeks agoFavourite answer
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.
- RICKLv 72 weeks ago
Drink it, no
Touch their tongue to it to get a taste, yes
- mercedesLv 73 weeks ago
They didn't know what it was and just died.
- kelvinLv 73 weeks ago
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- The TaxpayerLv 73 weeks ago
Centuries ago they didn't know what diabetes was.