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A 32-year-old female asked:

my parents, sister, grandpas on both sides have/had type 2 diabetes. if i am a healthy weight, eat well & exercise, what are my chances of getting it?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Increased: Increased since you have a positive family history. They will also increase as you age, but the most important (70-90%) factor which you can prevent is continuing to stay lean by eating right and exercising. Good luck.

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