Risk factors and related diseases of Diabetes

The risk factors for type 1 diabetes are still being researched. However, having a family member with type 1 diabetes slightly increases the risk of developing the disease. Environmental factors and exposure to some viral infections have also been linked to the risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Several risk factors have been associated with type 2 diabetes and include Family history of diabetes, Overweight, Unhealthy diet, Physical inactivity, Increasing age, High blood pressure, Ethnicity, Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)*, History of gestational diabetes, Poor nutrition during pregnancy.

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