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Certain factors increase your risk for diabetes.

🍎 Type 1 diabetes
You’re more likely to get type 1 diabetes if you’re a child or teenager, you have a parent or sibling with the condition, or you carry certain genes that are linked to the disease.

🍎 Type 2 diabetes
Your risk for type 2 diabetes increases if you are
👉 Overweight
👉 Are age 45 or older
👉 Have a parent or sibling with the condition
👉 Aren’t physically active
👉 Have had gestational diabetes
👉 Have prediabetes
👉 Have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides
👉 If you have African American, Hispanic or Latino American, Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, American Indian, or Asian American ancestry.

🍎 Gestational diabetes
Your risk for gestational diabetes increases if you are
👉 Overweight
👉 Are over age 25
👉 Had gestational diabetes during a past pregnancy
👉 Have given birth to a baby weighing more than 4kg
👉 Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
👉 Have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

The bottom line

Your family, environment, and preexisting medical conditions can all affect your odds of developing diabetes.


About Addys

I am a Diabetes Health Management Consultant, a Cell Biologist, a Geneticist, a Wife, and a Mom. I love to provide solutions for diabetics using a Diabetic Meal Plan and Diabetics Foods.

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