Chapter 183 A Different World

"Diabetes" is called "diabetes mellitus," which is composed of the Greek word "diabetes" and the Latin word "mellitus." The first use of this term by non-magical circles dates back to 250 B.C.

It's just that because diabetes is a chronic disease, and lethal factors usually come from complications, it wasn't until the early 20th century that people began to gradually face the damage from diabetes. A variety of diabetes treatment methods emerged, but most of them are basically ineffective.

Real improvement in diabetes treatment didn't come until 1982, when biosynthetic human insulin appeared in large quantities.

However, it is clear that this non-magical world of medicine and medical theory has not been widely introduced into the magical world.

If Elena remembers correctly, even 20 years after the popularization of medical knowledge, the prevalence of diabetes once reached the tenth place, and as the age level increases, the prevalence in the elderly over 65 years old increases sequentially.

If you think about it carefully, Gellert Grindelwald is 108 years old, lacks daily medical care and basic medical knowledge, and suffering from diabetes does not seem to be a surprise.

"Well, although I don't know what you're talking about, it sounds quite interesting," Grindelwald said, looking at the anxious white-haired ball in front of him with a smirk as he pondered how to undo the spell.

"Interesting? This is acute diabetic ketoacidosis! You really don't understand the seriousness of the situation. If you're not careful, you could die!" Elena finally explained after waving her hand for a long time. She said angrily.

Diabetic ketoacidosis is abbreviated as DKA, which is an acute diabetic complication and one of the most serious complications of diabetes.

Since she did not know Grindelwald had diabetes before, Elena's three daily meals were mainly combined according to her own body's intake, that is, the development of high-sugar, calcium, and calorie baby meals.

There is no doubt that Elena's little butterfly once again stirred up a new hurricane: according to the original plot, Grindelwald should have lived quietly until the end of the seventh part, until he was forced to surrender the old wand and was killed with an Avada Kedavra spell by Lord Voldemort. If such a serious illness had occurred earlier, the elderly man imprisoned in the castle would have died alone.

"Indeed, if he were a muggle, he could die. And now, it's just a little stomach ache."

Grindelwald shook his finger and corrected calmly.

"Did you hear me seriously?!"

Upon hearing the words of the old wizard, the woman with bitter lips explained for a long time, and Elena couldn't help but feel anxious, and still spoke harshly about muggles and their stomach ache! Does this old man have Alzheimer's disease? How is it possible that he doesn't grasp the most basic knowledge?

Wait a moment.

Suddenly, Elena had a flash of inspiration, looked at Grindelwald, who didn't seem too nervous, and asked softly, "Do you mean there is a spell that can treat the [stomach ache]?"

Birth, disease, and death, this is something all humans will inevitably experience.

As a metabolic disease with a wide prevalence, people living in the magical world have no reason to be spared. Magic is just a supernatural ability, not a spiritual aura, at least for now, even if they are wizards, they still suffer from colds, coughs, and diarrhea due to irregular diet.

Based on the technology tree of civilization gradually developed in various magical spells, it is obviously not possible to think in terms of non-magical science and technology trees, whether in common sense or in problem-solving methods, as a semi-closed world in the long term, wizards must have a unique cognitive world system. It belongs to the magical perspective.

Like unlocking curses, most curses are actually black-box magic with effects before the cause. It is not necessary to study the hidden principle beneath the flow of magical paths. Instead, it is necessary to consider the form of output results (magic effects) and the input factors that may be involved (magic, gestures, pronunciation ...).

The magic of the black-box principle, which can exert its maximum effect in daily life, must first be in the medical field that is full of inexplicable mysteries and is closely related to everyone.

You must know that the body is an indispensable link for most humans to perceive the world. As a first necessity to continue the individual, how to heal oneself and prolong life is absolutely countless times more important than the destruction and convenience of life. In theory, even if the exact pathology is not known, whether it's appendicitis or gastroenteritis, it may be possible to use the same magic spell to resolve it.

In a sense, the "irrational" medical system of the magical world has taken a very different path from the non-magical world, taking the phenomena presented as the standard for total treatment and the treatment results as the classification of the magical branch.

Although in the long run, it is difficult to say which is better, but from the current results, the average life expectancy of the magical world is significantly higher than that of the non-magical world; under the protection of various irrational medications and enchantments, most people can be abruptly rescued unless they die instantly.

"Of course, my dear, magic is much more mysterious than you think. As far as I know, there are at least three or four simple spells that can solve this little problem instantly."

Grindelwald smiled and had to say it was unusual to see Elena, who had always been strong and willful, showing such anxiety and tenderness. It really isn't a great memory as the last day before the separation.

"Um... wait, so you're saying..."

Elena glanced questioningly from time to time, a Dark Lord's First Generation who listened intently, and looked at the old man who still covered his lower abdomen with a soft white hand and took a deep breath. Were you originally maliciously watching my jokes, or even pretending to be pitiful and compassionate?

"Not everything is fine. On one hand, I am really curious to know how people in the non-magical world view this matter."

Grindelwald shook his head, followed Elena's gaze, looked down at the continuous healing spell, and continued, "On the other hand, although I know there are three or four spells that can solve my current problem, they all require the use of a magic wand to cast. But fortunately, now I just need to wait for Albus to arrive."

Although Elena held a magic wand in her hand, Grindelwald showed no intention of borrowing it. Grindelwald understood that for the two of them to maintain this harmonious atmosphere at present, it would be a little insignificant for him to break this kind of tacit agreement for a minor illness.

"And what if Dumbledore never comes?" Elena frowned.

I don't know why, since she saw Dumbledore's message in the morning, she has been a little restless.

"Then, when I can no longer hold on to Ur Mowen, perhaps, as you said, you can fall into a coma and die, if your Muggle knowledge, which you don't know where to learn, is correct." Grindelwald smiled slightly, his eyes and tone calm, as if he were discussing with Elena what to eat for lunch today.

"I could actually..."

Upon hearing Grindelwald's words, Elena tightened her wand in her hand, pursed her lips, swallowed her words, lowered her gaze, and asked the old wizard, "How much longer can you hold on?"

"At least until this afternoon."

Noting the girl's small movements, Grindelwald smiled indifferently, "Calm down, since the summer of 1899 in the Godric's Hollow, Albus and I have known each other for 92 years. Well, although we have had differences and clashes in this, he is definitely not an untrustworthy person."

"Since I wrote in the note that I will arrive late tonight, I will definitely not back down on my words."

As soon as the words fell, the letter spread out on the desk sent a slight wave of magic.

The two stopped talking and instinctively turned their heads and looked over.

They saw the ink on the parchment paper slowly writhing. The word "today" slowly elongated and gradually changed to "tomorrow".