Is Diabetes Genetic? Facts & Risks of Diabetes Hereditary
Diabetes is a chronic condition affecting thousands and millions of populations across the globe. There are several factors that contribute towards the risk of getting diabetes. In this article, we shall explore more about the genetic and hereditary causes that lead to type 1 and type 2 diabetes in individuals.
Let us delve deep and analyze how genetic factors cause diabetes in individuals.
Genetics and Type 1 Diabetic Risks
Is type 1 diabetes genetic? Well, the answer to this question is yes as the following paragraph explains what are the chances of your developing type 1 diabetes condition due to genetic factors:
• If one of the children in a family is suffering from type 1 diabetes, there is a chance that the siblings of the child will develop the condition by the age of 50 years.
• There are 40 percent more chances that you will develop type 1 diabetes disease if your identical twin is suffering from the same.
• If you have a non-identical twin who has type 1 diabetes condition, the chances that you will develop the same increases by 15 percent.
• Your possibility of developing type 1 diabetes condition is 10 to 20 times more if either of your parents, siblings, or daughter has the condition.
• If your father has type 1 diabetes, there are 10 percent chances that the child will end up developing the condition. On the other hand, if the mother is 25 or fewer years of age and is diabetic at the same time, there are just 4 percent chances that the child will have the condition too. However, if the mother is older than 25 years of age, the risk of developing the Continue reading