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How can I get diabetes if it doesn't run in my family?

William Lee Dubois
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Sometimes I see someone with diabetes whose parents don’t have it. Well, you are the unique joining of two family trees. Maybe mom’s side didn’t have diabetes. Maybe dad’s side didn’t have diabetes. But you do. Something happened when mixing your mother’s genes and your father’s genes that created a new family of people with diabetes. Everything starts somewhere.

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