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

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Type 2 is a disease

Which is completely preventable.
Stay lean, lose weight, eat wisely and exercise. You don't see thin type 2 diabetics........ So the answer is no...

In brief: Type 2 is a disease

Which is completely preventable.
Stay lean, lose weight, eat wisely and exercise. You don't see thin type 2 diabetics........ So the answer is no...
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Dr. Michael Borookhim
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