RISK FACTORS

RISK FACTORS

The risk factors for Type 1 diabetes are still being researched. However, having a family member with Type 1 diabetes increases the risks for developing the condition, as do the presence of some genetic factors.

Risk factors have been associated with Type 2 diabetes:
 Obesity
 Diet and physical inactivity
 Tobacco use
 Excessive consumption of alcohol
 Increasing age
 Insulin resistance
 Family history of diabetes
 Ethnicity

Factors associated with the rapid increase in number of people with type 2 diabetes
 Changes in diet and physical activity
 Ageing populations
 Rapid economic development and urbanisation

Risk factors for Gestational Diabetes:
 Overweight
 Diagnosed with Impaired Glucose Tolerance
 Family history of diabetes
 Previous pregnancy in which baby weighed more than 4 kg
 Previous history of gestational diabetes

Reference: www.idf.org/about-diabetes/risk-factors