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If my father has diabetes does that mean i have chance of getting it as well? I am only in my late teens and i'm very afraid i may have it so i am going to the doctor. I am wondering if diabetes can be passed on?
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Hello,

is your father type 1 or type 2 diabetes?  Diabetes does have some genetic tendency to being inherited.

Why do you think you have diabetes?  What are your symptoms?

The easiest thing to do may be to borrow your father's meter and testing your own blood sugar.

Fasting blood sugar should be < 95 (ideally in the 80s).

2 hours post eating, should be < 120, but ideally <100.

If you are in doubt go to the dr to get checked.  They should test fasting blood sugar and hba1c for a start.
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I find myself having to urinate especially on days where I don't drink fluids much. I'm losing weight as well despite eating a lot of food. I also get headaches and I get tired without doing anything. My dad has type 1 Diabetes
Did you get your blood sugar tested?
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