A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can be devastating. You may be asking yourself, why did this happen to me? What did I do, or not do, to bring this on myself? Most type 2 diabetics can check off at least one item on the list above, but the good news about diabetes is that it can be controlled. So, even if you fall into the category of those with a family history, you are not exactly powerless to manage the disease.
According to the checklist, family history as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes manifests itself in a heightened risk of obesity due to inherited lifestyle choices, such as physical activity, diet, and socioeconomic status. Once you get the first two under control, you will be well on your way to controlling your diabetes.
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A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can send your life into a tailspin. It can leave you feeling alone and overwhelmed, but it doesn’t have to. Join my type 2 diabetes network group and get the help and support you need.