Doctor Elena Kazakova said that excessive thirst, increased appetite, frequent urination and a number of other symptoms can indicate the presence of diabetes.
Also, prolonged wound healing, chronic fatigue, dry mouth, itching of the skin and mucous membranes, numbness of the upper and lower extremities, and impaired visual acuity may also indicate the disease.
Diabetes develops when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot use the insulin it produces.
The physician emphasized that the main risk factors for the development of diabetes are high cholesterol levels, physical inactivity, obesity and overweight, as well as age over 45 years old.
As NEWS.ru wrote, doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov named drinks that can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. These include four cups of coffee a day, a glass of milk, and a glass of red wine.
The teledoctor stressed that overweight, age and genetics are important factors in the development of the disease. It is important to take into account not only total body weight, but also the distribution of body fat. Myasnikov stressed that a large amount of belly fat is a sign of insulin insensitivity.
Earlier, American doctors said that the average person consumes up to 17 extra teaspoons of sugar per day. This is due to the abundance of sugary foods and drinks on store shelves. Experts recommend including up to a maximum of 10% of your daily caloric intake of added sugars in your diet. A woman should consume no more than 24 grams per day, and a man no more than 36 grams.