What Are the Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes?

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The risk factors that we traditionally look at are the ones that I've mentioned, weight is a big one, family history, women that have had something called gestational diabetes. So during pregnancy if they develop diabetes, it's kind of like a stress test. Your body went through this stress of pregnancy and basically failed on the diabetes side and it's a warning signal that in the future if you don't maintain an optimal lifestyle, that you may develop overt diabetes.