Diabetes is transmitted in a number of ways:
Genetically - Type 1 Diabetes is evident in children from a young age and they are usually on Insulin injections for the rest of their life.
Pre-Diabetes is also prominent where there is a family history of Diabetes. If you have been recently diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic, look around and you will find that you are not the first person with diabetes in your family.
According to the American Diabetes Association your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes is:
♦ One in Seven, if one of your parents was diagnosed before the age of 50
♦ One in Thirteen, if one of your parents was diagnosed after the age of 50
♦ One in Two, if both of your parents have diabetes
However, not all diabetes is due to genetic factors. Type 2 diabetes can develop due to poor diet and inadequate exercise.
Diabetes develops due to the following factors:
♦ Being Overweight
♦Having High Blood Pressure
♦ Having High Cholesterol
♦ Family history of diabetes
♦ Family history of Gestational Diabetes
The Gila River Indian Community, a Pima tribe in Arizona
has the highest rate of type 2 Diabetes in the world.
Statistics show that African - Americans, Asian - Americans,
Latino, Hispanic - Americans and Native Americans have a
greater disposition to Diabetes.