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A 36-year-old female asked:

My mother has type 2 diabetes and my father had type 1. what are my risks? do i have to take prevention now?

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Dr. Toree Malasanos
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology
Change is good: Your risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, early heart disease, high cholesterol are higher because of your family history. If you can keep active and eat well, keep your BMI normal those risks are greatly decreased. Your risk of type 1 in the near term can be predicted by a test for particular antibodies. The risk wouldn't change, but you might not get as sick before the diagnosis is made

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Last updated Jul 30, 2016

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