Do you know your family’s health history? Or is it like a secret no one wants to talk about? Many health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, run in families.
Many people who get Type 2 diabetes have one or more family members with the disease.
Knowing the health history of your siblings, parents and blood relatives is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for developing health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes.