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Is diabetes hereditary?

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15695260 tn?1549596713
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  We appreciate your question and taking the time to post.  Diabetes 1 and 2 are both linked to a genetic predisposition to develop them.  However, other factors will play a role. They've done studies with identical twins in which one has diabetes and the other does not.  If your twin has type 2 diabetes though which would indicate you have a genetic predisposition, the chance of developing it yourself is 3 in 4 times.  Here's some information on genes and diabetes. http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html.

Please always get regular physicals and check with your doctor for more information.  We wish you the best of health
Great and well -written information. I totally agree with the point of visit to the doctor for regular checkups.
15242955 tn?1534442061
What you eat can play a part in developing diabetes.  The Pima Native Americans of S.W. US  developed a propensity for diabetes once they started eating the Standard American Diet.  
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