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Is there a chance of getting a diabetes if one of my parents has one?

Is there a chance of getting a diabetes  if one of my parents has one?

Possibly: A family history of type 2 diabetes does put you at risk of developing it, too. The tendency of type 1 to be passed along is not as strong. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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How should you tell your parent that you want to get tested for diabetes?

How should you tell your parent that you want to get tested for diabetes?

Just tell him/her!: If you are worried you may be diabetic, all you need to do is tell your parent that. You should also tell them why you feel it's possible you are diabetic so they understand the reasoning behind your worry! ...Read more

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My both parents are diabetics from past 40 years. What are the chances for me getting diabetes?

My both parents are diabetics from past 40 years. What are the chances for me getting diabetes?

It Depends on you!: Type ii diabetes mellitus is a disease process that runs very strong in families but the odds are not insurmountable to avoid this disease from happening. Modifiable risk factors such as a sedentary lifestyle, weight gain (especially in the abdomen) and i diet high in starches increases your risk of acquiring the disease exponentially. Maintaining an ideal body weight w/ diet & exercise is key. ...Read more

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If both parents have type 2 diabetes, will their kids get it?

If both parents have type 2 diabetes, will their kids get it?

It is preventable: Individuals with a family history of type 2 diabetes are more prone to get it, but research shows that keeping body weight normal and exercising daily can prevent and even cure type 2 diabetes. For children avoid simple sugars like juices and sweets, encourage fruits, veggies, whole grain, lean protein and daily active play even dancing or jumping. Use myplate.Gov for good advice on nutrition. ...Read more

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Hi doc, my parents and my elder sister have diabetes. i am the one left and I am 24 will I? coz I love eating chocolates

Hi doc, my parents and my elder sister have diabetes. i am the one left and I am 24 will I? coz I love eating chocolates

Food most powerful: of all medications. Type II DM typically develops over 3-4 decades & is most powerfully driven by all sugars/carbohydrates, less so by protein intake & near zero by fats of natural origin. Thus go HFLC+above gnd veggies, monitor HbA1c (optimal <5.0%), Optimize NMR lipoproteins, keep SBP <120 mmHg. Thus go HFLC, study my answers, Big Fat Lies, DietDoctor.com, Taubes, Attia, NUSI.org, Lustig, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Both of my parents have diabetes. The doctor said 1 of us (my sister) would likely get it too. Would we really inherit it, even if food is controlled?

Both of my parents have diabetes. The doctor said 1 of us (my sister) would likely get it too. Would we really inherit it, even if food is controlled?

You are at: greater risk due to your positive family history. It will become more likely as you get older. Best way to improve your odds is to stay lean and active. ...Read more

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Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?

Diabetes in partents, ill get it soon. Does excessive thirst mean that you crave it all the time or does it just mean that you drink a lot?

Get tested for DM: Diabetes mellitus is a condition defined by high blood sugars. When blood sugar levels routinely exceed 180 mg/dl, then the kidney loses sugar in the urine, which in turn draws out excessive fluid into the urine. This makes a person empty the bladder often, frequently producing sugary urine. Excessive urination then leads to dehydration, which leads to excessive thirst. These are signs of diabetes. ...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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Is it possible that a child could inherit his parents' diabetes even though the parents doesn't have diabetes yet when the child was born?

Is it possible that a child could inherit his parents' diabetes even though the parents doesn't have diabetes yet when the child was born?

Diabetes: Yes its possible that at some point in its life that child can develop diabetes, since it can be a genetic condition. Doesn't matter when the parent gets it. ...Read more

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