There are two types of diabetes condition, known as type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a condition where the body does not produce any insulin. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body either does not produce enough insulin or suffers from ‘insulin resistance’ ‘ meaning to say the insulin is not working properly and responding well to glucose. This article will discuss in depth on the more common type 2 diabetes since this is a preventable disease with simple lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle preferences and genetics are two of the most common causes of Type 2 diabetes. Other less common causes could be some types of medications that interfere with the insulin system, or some medical conditions. Genetic predisposition to Type 2 Diabetes is plainly understood, as it is without complexities. If there are relatives with the condition, then chances of the offspring developing this type of diabetes is very high. The risk percentage can be calculated, to establish just how much risk there is, by taking the genetic genotypes of the parents.