1. Family History
Family history can most definitely be a huge factor behind the development of particular types of diabetes. This is why “diabetes” is included on the list of diseases to check off when you are completing your intake forms at a doctor’s office or when visiting the hospital, due to the increasing factors that it represents. Usually in type 1 diabetes, the risk factors need to be inherited from both parents to be passed on to the child. However, in type 2 diabetes, it is much more easily passed on throughout the family lineage, without the need for risk factors from both sides of the family tree.