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Who is at risk for diabetes?

The risk factors for type 1 diabetes are uncertain, though family history seems to play a role. The risk factors for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes are:

  • family history of diabetes
  • over age 45
  • overweight
  • physically inactive
  • high blood pressure
  • abnormal blood cholesterol or triglycerides
  • personal history of gestational diabetes
  • African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic, Asian American or Pacific Islander race or ethnicity

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