Sweets are not the main cause of diabetes. This was stated by endocrinologist Olga Koteshkova. According to her, several factors influence the onset of the disease. First of all, this is a genetic predisposition, as well as a sharp weight gain and low physical activity.
The doctor said that in the case when a person consumes only easily digestible carbohydrates, without fats, diabetes may not develop.
To prevent the disease, Koteshkova is sure, it is enough to lead a healthy lifestyle. Use foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. These are mainly vegetables. Cut back on foods rich in fat and easily digestible carbohydrates. Due to this, there will be a decrease in body weight and the risk of diabetes will go away.
The doctor clarified that a low-calorie diet is not recommended. A person cannot exist for a long time in an extreme situation. Hunger is also contraindicated. The rate of weight loss, according to the doctor, should be 5-7% of the original.
Koteshkova recalled that insulin resistance of body cells increases at the moment when the weight of a person’s body decreases. Moderate physical activity also contributes to this. The doctor is confident that most diabetics could prevent the occurrence of problems if they led a healthy lifestyle.