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PREDISPOSING FACTORS OF DIABETES

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Predisposing Factors of Diabetes

There are different predisposing factors to diabetes, depending on the type.

The following are some of the risk factors:

➢ Being overweight

➢ Age 45 or older (for most types) but 25 or older (for gestational)

➢ Have a family member (parent or sibling) with the condition

➢ Not physically active

➢ Have a higher risk if of African descent

NOTE: Family history, environment, and pre-existing medical conditions can also affect a person’s odds

of developing diabetes.

 

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