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Is diabetes hereditary? Is it type 1 or type 2 if my parents have it am i at risk at having it ?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: There is a

Definite genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes, and sometimes a minor predisposition with type 1, but they don't overlap.
If you're overweight, lower your risk by weight reduction through diet and exercise.

In brief: There is a

Definite genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes, and sometimes a minor predisposition with type 1, but they don't overlap.
If you're overweight, lower your risk by weight reduction through diet and exercise.
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