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
👉 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
👉 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.