Type 2 Diabetes Causes and Risk Factors

There are many risk factors. Of these, heredity is one of the greatest determinants of whether you will eventually get diabetes.

If anybody in your immediate family (father, brother, sister – or even grandparent) has diabetes, your chances of getting it are greater than the general public.
ethnic groups and diabetes
In regards to type 2 diabetes, if you are African American, you have a higher chance of developing the disease.

On the other hand, in regards to type 1 diabetes, you have a higher chance of developing the disease if you are Caucasian.

The more you weight, the greater your risk of developing diabetes.

And, as you age, you have a greater chance of developing the disease as well. Therefore, if you are overweight, you can decrease your chances of developing diabetes by simply losing weight.