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Who is at risk of Diabetes?

Diabetes By Editorial Team , National Institute of Health / Jul 13, 2011
Who is at risk of Diabetes?

Diabetes is not contagious. People cannot “catch” it from each other. However, certain factors can increase the risk of developing diabetes.

 

Type 1 diabetes occurs equally among males and females but is more common in whites than in nonwhites.

  • people of any age
  • people with a family history of diabetes
  • others at high risk for type 2 diabetes: older people, overweight and sedentary people, African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, some Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos

 

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