Risk factors that cause diabetes depend on the type of diabetes mellitus.
Doctors and scientists do not know exactly what causes Type 2 Diabetes, but we know the main risk factors are associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Factors that may increase your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes include:
Overweight and Obesity: Too much fat can increase your body's insulin resistance.
Family history: If your parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters have diabetes, you have a chance of developing diabetes than the normal people.
Age: The incidence of Type 2 Diabetes increases with your age.
Lack of exercise: Lack of exercise may lead to overweight and obesity, which increases your risk of Type 2 Diabetes; In addition, regular exercise needs to consume glucose as energy, which can increase your cell's sensitivity to insulin.
High blood pressure: People with High blood pressure have a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes than people who do not have high blood pressure.
Abnormal blood lipids: People with low levels of good cholesterol (HDL) or high levels of triglycerides have a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes than people with normal blood lipids.
Pancreatic disease: The pancreatic disease can increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Gestational diabetes: When you have diabetes in pregnancy
or you gave birth to a child
weighing over 4 Kg ( about 9 pounds), which may increase your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Human species: American Indian, Hispanic, black, Asian American are much more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes than other ethnic groups.
Light weight of birth weight:
People with low birth weight have a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes than others.
It's not clear what causes most cases of type 1 diabetes. But some factors are associated with type 1 diabetes. We will tell you about the risk factors and causes of type 1 diabetes.
Family history: People with a family history of diabetes have an increased risk of developing diabetes.
Diet: vitamin D deficiency, breastfeeding for less than 4 months (in the infancy), These factors may increase your risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
Viral diseases: Certain viruses may increase your risk of diabetes.
Auto-antibodies for Diabetic: People who carry Auto-antibodies for Diabetic have an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, but not everyone who carry the Auto-antibodies is suffering from type 1 diabetes.
Factors that may increase pregnant woman's risk of gestational diabetes include:
Age: Women over 25 years of age have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.
Overweight and Obesity: Your risk of gestational diabetes increases as your weight.
Human species: Women who are American Indian, Hispanic, Black, Asian American are much more likely to develop gestational diabetes than other ethnic groups.
Family history or prediabetes
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