11 doctors weighed in:
Is there a chance of getting a diabetes if one of my parents has one?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
A family history of type 2 diabetes does put you at risk of developing it, too.
The tendency of type 1 to be passed along is not as strong.

In brief: Possibly
A family history of type 2 diabetes does put you at risk of developing it, too.
The tendency of type 1 to be passed along is not as strong.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Lots u can do
Although you might be at higher risk of developing diabetes bc of family history, it doesn't mean you can't do lots to reduce your risk- stay physically active (150 min/week), eat a nutritious, balanced diet, and keep a healthy bmi.

In brief: Lots u can do
Although you might be at higher risk of developing diabetes bc of family history, it doesn't mean you can't do lots to reduce your risk- stay physically active (150 min/week), eat a nutritious, balanced diet, and keep a healthy bmi.
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Need more info.
Yes, but the risk is low and varies with the type of diabetes.

In brief: Need more info.
Yes, but the risk is low and varies with the type of diabetes.
Dr. Karl Muench
Dr. Karl Muench
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Type 2 diabetes, or adult onset diabetes, is for most an inherited disease.
If one parent has it, you have about a 50% chance of having the gene. If you exercise and keep your weight down, however, you may never actually become diabetic. If your parent has the rarer type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile onset, the inheritance is more complex.

In brief: Yes
Type 2 diabetes, or adult onset diabetes, is for most an inherited disease.
If one parent has it, you have about a 50% chance of having the gene. If you exercise and keep your weight down, however, you may never actually become diabetic. If your parent has the rarer type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile onset, the inheritance is more complex.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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