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23 Nov 2004

Is diabetes hereditary?
My boyfriend has Type II diabetes (discovered at age +- 25) and I am interested to know whether or not our potential children have a strong chance of being born with diabetes or becoming diabetic due to heredity? He does not have a family history of the disease.

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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Interested, although we see that diabetes sometimes runs in families (multifactorial inheritance), no direct genetic link has been proven that I know of. Good luck.
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