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DIABETES RISK FACTORS

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
πŸ‘‰ Overweight
πŸ‘‰ Are age 45 or older
πŸ‘‰ Have a parent or sibling with the condition
πŸ‘‰ Aren’t physically active
πŸ‘‰ Have had gestational diabetes
πŸ‘‰ Have prediabetes
πŸ‘‰ Have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or high triglycerides
πŸ‘‰ 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
πŸ‘‰ Overweight
πŸ‘‰ Are over age 25
πŸ‘‰ Had gestational diabetes during a past pregnancy
πŸ‘‰ Have given birth to a baby weighing more than 4kg
πŸ‘‰ Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
πŸ‘‰ Have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

The bottom line

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

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