There are 2 types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes usually appears during adolescence. However, it is not necessarily hereditary.
In fact, the genetic characteristics of a person make them more vulnerable to it. Adding certain risk factors, such as living in cold climates or contracting some stomach viruses, is known to activate type 1 diabetes in people who are susceptible to it. In addition, type 1 diabetes is seen more in children who have not been breastfed enough.
But, type 2 diabetes has a strong connection to family history. Children of type 2 diabetic parents have a high probability of being diabetic. However, although there is a strong genetic basis, lifestyle choices also have a significant impact.
Maintaining an active lifestyle and staying fit can help people avoid type 2 diabetes.
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