Diabetes is one of the insidious diseases. In the early stages, it is asymptomatic. However, diabetes is preventable. One of the important conditions is knowing whether a particular person is at risk of developing diabetes.
- diabetes mellitus in parents;
- diabetes mellitus in one of the identical twins;
- hypertonic disease;
The risk group also includes women who have given birth to a child weighing 4 kilograms or more, as well as who have had complications at any stage of pregnancy (toxicosis, fetal death).
If a family member can identify himself as a risk group, he should immediately consult a doctor and undergo all the necessary examinations. Prevention of diabetes and its early detection can prevent the development of the disease in many patients.