Now that we have a better understanding of what diabetes is and the types of diabetes there are (type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes), let’s focus on risk factors. With all the information there is to provide, we’ve split this section into 2 parts.
A risk factor is a variable associated with an increased risk of disease or infection. Something that is likely to increase the chances of developing something.
So, what are the risks factors associated with diabetes?
All of these risk factors fall into one of two categories, modifiable or non-modifiable.
Modifiable means these are risk factors you can change or have control over.
Non-modifiable means you cannot change or have control over.
Modifiable risk factors for diabetes include:
Non-modifiable risk factors for diabetes include:
Coming up next, diabetes risk factors part 2
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Teresa KunathRN Clinical Specialist
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