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Does type 2 diabetes always run in families?
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Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Diabetes risks
Usually yes (due to genetic inheritance), but not always.
Someone who has gained a lot of weight can develop dm2 even if nobody in the family has it. Sometimes it can happen randomly even without a lot of weight gain.

In brief: Diabetes risks
Usually yes (due to genetic inheritance), but not always.
Someone who has gained a lot of weight can develop dm2 even if nobody in the family has it. Sometimes it can happen randomly even without a lot of weight gain.
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
Dr. Roshani Sanghani
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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology
In brief: Yes but ....
Yes , diabetes clearly runs in families , but for type 2 diabetes the most common type you can do things such as exercise and weight control to lessen your risk.

In brief: Yes but ....
Yes , diabetes clearly runs in families , but for type 2 diabetes the most common type you can do things such as exercise and weight control to lessen your risk.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Dr. Thomas Wright
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