Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. There is more than one type of diabetes.
One inherits a predisposition to diabetes, which is then triggered by environmental factors. In most Type I cases, people need to inherit risk factors from both parents. The family history has a stronger link in Type II cases, but obesity also runs in families, so it's hard to determine if Type II diabetes is caused by the genetic link or lifestyle factors.
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