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Discuss Health History at Upcoming Holiday Get-Togethers

Family health history is an important risk factor for developing a number of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes. In fact, most people with type 2 diabetes have a family member – such as a mother, father, brother, or sister – with the disease.

Knowing your family health history is important because it gives you and your health care team information about your risk for type 2 diabetes and other health problems.

The NDEP encourages all families to discuss family health history at upcoming holiday get-togethers.

Learn more about family members who have taken steps in their lives to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, including those who have diabetes themselves and are working with their family to prevent diabetes in future generations. >

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