Having a sibling or parents who may have had the disease increases the chances

Having a sibling or parents who may have had the

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matters. Having a sibling or parents who may have had the disease increases the chances of having this type of diabetes. The age of a person also determines the chances of getting the disease as it tends to affect younger people usually aged below ten years. The environment where someone lives in as research has shown that people who live further away from the equator in cold climates tend to contract the disease. The risk factors for type 2 diabetes are more or less similar to those of type 1 diabetes. However, it tends to affect young adults generally at the age of 45 years. People belonging to certain ethnicities such as African-Americans, Native Americans, and Asian-Americans also stand a higher risk of being affected by type 2 diabetes. Obesity, smoking, physical inactivity
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DIABETES 3 and unhealthy diet also increase the chances of being affected by type 2 diabetes (Donath & Shoelson, 2011). Life Cycle of Diabetes Type 1 diabetes can take up to a few months before the signs of its presence starts showing. Unlike the type 2 diabetes which takes close to three months before detection, type 1 takes a relatively shorter period as the pancreas almost wholly shuts down thus failing to produce insulin. The presence of diabetes is characterized by nerve damage, kidney damage, Athletes foot, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis among other complications.
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  • Diabetes, Diabetes mellitus type 1, main types of diabetes

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