From Ohio, USA:
My wife found out her mother and father have diabetes, and her maternal grandmother also has it. How much of a chance would she have of developing diabetes? Is it inherited?
You are probably referring to type 2 diabetes. With both a mother and father with type 2 diabetes, I think your wife's chance of developing it is about 75%.
Although she cannot change her genes, she can reduce other risk factors by keeping he weight in the normal range and keeping as active as possible.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:34
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