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If both parents have type 2 diabetes, will their kids get it?
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Dr. Aileen Sedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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