Type 2 diabetes genes ?

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My mother recently diagnosed with type 2D at the age of 52,she is a bit overweight(belly fat)

i want to know how the genes work and what is my chances that her diabetic gen is passed to ME

So my mother have 7 brothers 2 of them have D her mother don't so is her father 

my father have 0 family history of diabetes or any disease 

Am am a male 23 age healthy weight    


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    Genes is correct.

    But what i recommend is, you can maintain a good diet from now.

    And avoid junk foods and unhealthy foods.

    Proper little exercises.

    You no need to worry smile


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    Best advice I can give you is to be tested. I've had my kids tested since they were in grade school. 

    When I was first diagnosed I thought of all the diabetics I knew and a thought came to mind so I went searching for an answer. My question was directed to the members of the American Diabetes Association forum. I asked how many were apples and how many were pears. Shaped body, you know. Every diabetic answered that they were apples. So my thought is this, if you are pear shaped don't get stressed. If you are an apple, make sure you get tested every year. 

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    I have had diabetes since 1995 when I was 49. My father had been diagnosed with it some years earlier, my twin sister was diagnosed about 10 years ago, my son was diagnosed last year.  Myself, my father and my twin sister were not, are not, never have been overweight, in fact my sister is underweight and also is very active. My son on the other hand is overweight and was very inactive until diagnosis and has now started eating differently and taking more exercise.  Yes, I believe it's in the genes but you can't say if you're overweight you will get it and if you are underweight you won't, I think it's all down to luck.  

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      I agree, my brother and I were the skinny ones out of all of us kids and we're the diabetics, I now have chronic kidney disease with gfr 23. DIABETICS! Know your gfr and keep track of it! Ask for a hard copy of your labs from the lab that tests you.  Learn about kidney disease so you can avoid it. CKD sneaks up on you sometimes.

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    Nowadays youngsters are not care for their health and their lifestyle was changed their food habits too. They taking too much of junk foods it will leads to many issues in their health.

    Its true diabetes pass through Gene. You don't worry about it if you take correct diet and regular exercise .

    Two things should  keep in mind.

    1. Check your health 

    2. Avoid Junk food

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