From Portsmouth, Ohio, USA:
I was adopted and just found birth family. I was told by my birth father that my grandparents have diabetes and heart disease. Am I at risk?
I think it is probable that the family history of diabetes relates to Type 2 Diabetes. You would therefore have some additional risk of acquiring this yourself; but it would be greatly diminished if you took pains to maintain a normal weight for your height and got plenty of exercise.
Original posting 28 Jan 2004
Posted to Type 2
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:54
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