Age and overweight (or obesity) are the most common traits that make someone likely to develop type 2 diabetes, but hormones may also have something to do with it. A family history of diabetes, prediabetes, minority ethnicity (Hispanic, African American, Native American, Asian, or Pacific Islander), high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease or abnormal cholesterol levels, and inactivity also put people at higher risk of developing diabetes. For women, having high blood pressure develop during pregnancy (called preeclampsia), diabetes during pregnancy (called gestational diabetes), or polycystic ovary syndrome raise the risk even more.
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JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, NCMP