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Both of my parents are diabetic. Both of them were diagnosed at around the age of 50. My mother after her second pregnancy. My father is overweight and used to smoke.

I want to know what are the chances that my 2 siblings and I will develop this disorder? Can we prevent it or only delay it? I dont understand how my father got the disease because no one in his family has it and neither does anyone on my mothers side. How can this be genetic?

I am so confused and terrified. What do I say to my younger siblings?
 

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Hi John_33 .First welcome to the forum .For your question there is a couple of answers.Depands on te way of life .the regionsometimes Go see the American diabetes association they have a good text on diabetes and genetics I'm giving you the address Hope it answers your question
The Genetics of Diabetes - All about Diabetes - American Diabetes Association
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Hi John_33 .First welcome to the forum .For your question there is a couple of answers.Depands on te way of life .the regionsometimes Go see the American diabetes association they have a good text on diabetes and genetics I'm giving you the address Hope it answers your question
The Genetics of Diabetes - All about Diabetes - American Diabetes Association
If not come back ask again Bye Richard
Thanks for the reply. Is it possible for a person with both parents to avoid diabetes type 2, by rigorously exercising and eating healthy?
 

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Yes it is possible ,see in my family 3brothers and 1sister .My dad diagnosed around 62 years old. I'm the only one with diabetes .
type 2 diabetes runs in families. In part, this tendency is due to children learning bad habits eating a poor diet, not exercising--from their parents. But there is also a genetic basis.

In general, if you have type 2 diabetes, the risk of your child getting diabetes is 1 in 7 if you were diagnosed before age 50 and 1 in 13 if you were diagnosed after age 50.

Some scientists believe that a child's risk is greater when the parent with type 2 diabetes is the mother. If both you and your partner have type 2 diabetes, your child's risk is about 1 in 2.
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And Lets Not Forget the Effects of Stress.

Thanks for the reply. Is it possible for a person with both parents to avoid diabetes type 2, by rigorously exercising and eating healthy?
You'll probably also need a stress-free environment as well. And that's something we may not always have control over.
 
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