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Is any type of diabetes hereditary?

Is any type of diabetes hereditary?

Yes type 2 diabetes: If one identical twin has type 2 diabetes, it is 95 percent likely that the other twin will also develop type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more


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Help please! is diabetes hereditary?

Help please! is diabetes hereditary?

Diabetes hereditary?: Yes, having a family history of diabetes can raise your risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Is type 1 diabetes hereditary?

Sort of: One in 400-500 people in the general population develops t1d, but 1 in 20 (5 percent) people are at risk if a parent, sibling, or child has the disease. That means that genes are important and play a role but it's not everything. Environmental factors are also involved that increase the risk for these genes to cause diabetes type 1. We are still trying to find out what and how it does this. ...Read more

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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

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Is gestational diabetes hereditary?

Yes, but partially: Gestational diabetes, which is often a precursor to type 2 diabetes, has a strong hereditary genetic component. The tendency for the body to be insulin-resistant and insulin-deficient (leading to high sugars) are often transmitted in the genetic make-up. However, gestational diabetes is also strongly related to other non-hereditary factors like age, weight, physical activity levels, and diet habits. ...Read more

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Is diabetes hereditary? Is it type 1 or type 2 if my parents have it am i at risk at having it ?

Is diabetes hereditary? Is it type 1 or type 2 if my parents have it am i at risk at having it ?

There is a: Definite genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes, and sometimes a minor predisposition with type 1, but they don't overlap. If you're overweight, lower your risk by weight reduction through diet and exercise. ...Read more

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My father has had type 2 diabetes for the past 20 years. Is diabetes hereditary?

My father has had type 2  diabetes for the past 20 years. Is diabetes hereditary?

Some gene influence: While there is some gene influence, there is a greater impact of lifestyle, weight gain and level of exercise. Think of T2DM as the body growing too big for its ability to make insulin as the biggest factor. ...Read more

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Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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Is diabetes mellitus hereditary at all?

Yes!: The simple answer is yes, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are hereditary. Type 1 diabetes seems to need a second trigger in most, the risk of an identical twin getting type 1 is about 1/3 and a non twin sibling about 6% so other factors play a clear role. In twins if one has type 2 DM the risk to the other is about 90% and if there is a family hx the risk is 5-10X the normal population (12-14%). ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Yes: It is thought to be hereditary. If you have a child with diabetes, your other children have a one in 20 chance of developing diabetes, which is much greater than the population ( one in 300) ...Read more

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Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

Not directly: Type 1 diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups;higher in caucasions much lower in asians.Susceptability from parent to child may approximate 5%, but that means~95% don't.It occurs more often in populations susceptable to auto-immune disorders and may arise in someone with a previous problem like autoimmune hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Are cancer and diabetes two hereditary diseases?

Are cancer and diabetes two hereditary diseases?

No: Even though Diabetes runs in families and it can be hereditary Cancer on the other end is rarely hereditary in some limited incidents where there are hereditary genes are involved But Diabetes and Cancer are not considered Hereditary Diseases ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with hereditary pancreatitus, diabetes and 1 kidney?

What is the life expectancy of someone with hereditary pancreatitus, diabetes and 1 kidney?

Hasn't been studied: Hi. That's a very unusual set of conditions, and no such set has been analyzed for life expectancy determination. CF can cause exocrine pancreatic failure and diabetes, but I know of no unifying cause of all 3. ...Read more

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Can diabetes be heriditary?

Can diabetes be heriditary?

Yes: You may be at risk of developing diabetes due to your genetic history. You may also be at risk of deloping diabetes due to lifestyle choices with your diet and activity. Overweight people have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Some women are at a greater risk to develope type 2 diabetes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does my hereditary have any effect on my diabetes?

Yes : But your decisions regarding food and exercise are more important than heredity. For example, native americans have a propensity to diabetes in our culture. This is because their metabolism was inherited from ancestors who did not eat simple carbohydrates in the quantities that we do in our society. Also several studies show that aerobic exercise 30 minutes daily will reverse type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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What's the probability of inheritance of diabetes?

What's the probability of inheritance of diabetes?

Depends: Check the presence of diabetes in the family: siblings, parents and grandparents as well as cousing aunt and uncle. Consider also the weight and level of physical activity. Those are all factor that interplay and genetic predisposition is a well know fact but genetic testing is not standard at this time. ...Read more