7 Diabetes Risk Factors That Aren’t Sweet

2. Family History

The Mayo Clinic posted an article that pertains to Type 1 diabetes in particular, which is considered an autoimmune disease that prevents your pancreas from breaking down carbohydrates and glucose levels in the blood – which is essential in regulating blood sugar.

The clinic explains that having a family history of Type 1 diabetes also means you have “a slightly increased risk of developing the condition.” There are also certain genes that have been identified that are linked to Type 1 diabetes risk, it adds.

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