November 14th is World Diabetes Day. One of the fastest spreading, almost an epidemic in today’s lifestyle. Diabetes also known as DIABETES MELLITUS. Derived from the Greek word diabetes meaning siphon – to pass through and the Latin word MELLITUS meaning honeyed or sweet. This is because in diabetes excess of sugar is found in blood as well as urine. Back in the 17th and 18th Century it was also known as “PISSING EVIL”.