Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
A risk factor is something that raises a person's chances of getting a disease or health problem. A person can have type 2 diabetes with or without the risks below. The more risks a person has, the greater the chances are.
Things that raise the risk of Type 2 diabetes are:
- American Diabetes Association. Diagnosis and classification of diabetes mellitus Diabetes Care. 2010;33(Suppl 1):S62-S69.
- Diabetes mellitus type 2 in adults. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/diabetes-mellitus-type-2-in-adults.
- Statistics about diabetes. American Diabetes Association website. Available at: https://diabetes.org/about-us/statistics/about-diabetes.
- 10/1/2018 DynaMed Systematic Literature Surveillance https://www.dynamed.com/condition/risk-factors-for-diabetes-mellitus-type-2: Mantovani A, Byrne CD, Bonora E, Targher G. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and risk of incident type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2018;41(2):372-382.
- Mark Arredondo, MD
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