Is Type 2 Diabetes Hereditary?
My mom has Type 2 diabetes, and it also runs in my dad’s side of the family. Does that mean I’m doomed?
This is a common question and relevant concern from patients. When you look at the statistics, over a 25-year period (1983 to 2008), the number of people in the world with diabetes increased from 35 million to 240 million. This number only reflects the amount of people who have actually been diagnosed with diabetes. This number is a gross underestimate, because it does not take into account the number of undiagnosed cases of diabetes.