Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
has positive family history. Risk is 6 fold if both parents are diabetic. It is not contagious. Spouse does not pass on the condition. The onset is gradual. One blood report does not indicate that the person is diabetic, though 144 is slightly above normal. However it is imperative that Glucose Tolerance test
should be done to confirm diabetes. Your mother's HbA1c
value will indicate if she had been a diabetic for some time. Pl. check the thyroid
profile since altered thyroid function can impair blood sugar values. Healthy diet, regular exercise and active life can postpone the onset.