U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Family Health History and Diabetes

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.

Did you know?

  • Nearly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes.
  • 8.1 million people with diabetes do not even know that they have this disease.
  • An estimated 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Having a family history of diabetes places you at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • If you are a woman who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy, you are at increased risk for developing diabetes, and the child of that pregnancy is at increased risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

But there is good news! If you are at risk for diabetes, there are things you can do to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Your Family

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Link to: ADA Diabetes Risk Test in English

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