LANDMARKS IN THE HISTORY OF ROMANIAN DIABETOLOGY
Diabetes is a disease with a large spectrum of clinical phenotypes, most of them (over 75%) having only a discrete or atypical symptomatology. Severly symptomatic diabetes, with polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia and weight loss is usually encountered in type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and young people, more rarely in adults, especially in type 2 diabetes. Let us imagine the context in which a physician from antiquity, even famous, could have the chance to meet and follow-up a case of diabetes mellitus. In order to be studied, the cases of overt, symptomatic, diabetes had to evolve for at least a few months. Obviously, the patient had to possess enough financial resources to come to the doctor.