Does diabetes run in families?

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.

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Does type 1 diabetes run in families if male or female?

Yes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that attacks both men and women in childhood and as adults.

I have a dark ring around my neck. Does this mean diabetes? It does run in my family

Get tested. It could be acanthosis nigricans which can signify Insulin resistance. If you have a strong family history of diabetes, and you're worried about it, get a blood test to find out your levels. Ask for a test called a1c.
Acanthosis. You may have acanthosis nigracans which is a dark ring around the neck commonly seen in overweight patients with early diabetes. You should be screened for diabetes asap.

Does type 2 diabetes always run in families?

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.
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.