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Will i get diabetes if my immigrant dad died of complications of diabetic foot surgery?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Perhaps: You are certainly at increased risk with diabetes in the family, but you might not get it - especially if you keep your weight down and exercise regularly.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 35 years experience
Genes and environmen: It depends on the genes you are carrying, strong family history and environmental factors - diet exercise.
Dr. Khurram Khan
Wound care 20 years experience
Well: You may have the genes that increases your risk for diabetes but it doesn't necessarily mean you will get it b/c your father died from foot surgery. Diet and exercise is the key.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
Good habits. : Start good habits now, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. A predisposition for diabetes can run in families, so if you know you're at risk, you've got a great head start: adjust your eating habits and exercise more now to avoid diabetes and complications!

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Last updated Feb 26, 2017

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