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Is diabetes a genetic trait?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 44 years experience
Traits: With genomics continuing to advance we will be able to asses risk by looking at many genes because diabetes as many other illnesses are a combination of regulatory genes (those who turn off and on), promoter genes and accelerating genes and many others that are still being discovered. In summary not a singlle trait but a combination of many.
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Is diabetes genetic?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Yes: Type 2 diabetes, the more common adult onset type, has a 90% concordance within families, which means that 90% of a diabetic's close family members (kids, brothers, sisters) could expect to get diabetes eventually. Type 1 diabetes is not genetically predetermined.
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