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Are kidney failure and diabetes inheritable?
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Genetics
Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next.
If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high.

In brief: Genetics
Both are. Certain forms of kidney disease have characteristic forms of passing from one generation to the next.
If you have a 1st degree relative who has diabetes, your risk goes up quite high.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not necessarily
Kidney failure may run in families but may not depending on the kind.
Also, diabetes type 2 runs in families but some members get spared. Type 1 is much less inheritable however. The process of inheritance in diabetes is not completely understood and cannot be predicted with precision.

In brief: Not necessarily
Kidney failure may run in families but may not depending on the kind.
Also, diabetes type 2 runs in families but some members get spared. Type 1 is much less inheritable however. The process of inheritance in diabetes is not completely understood and cannot be predicted with precision.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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