From Portales, New Mexico, USA:
Seven months ago, I found out I have type 2 diabetes, and I heard that diabetes skips a generation. Is that true?
The inheritance of type 2 diabetes is complicated, but probably more governed by insulin resistance induced by excess body weight and lack of exercise rather than genetic endowment. There is no evidence that this form of diabetes skips a generation, but there are certainly good figures to show that type 2 diabetes in childhood is on the increase.
Original posting 6 Jul 2003
Posted to Genetics and Heredity
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:46
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.