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Can a person develop type 2 diabetes with no family history ?

Can a Person Develop Type 2 Diabetes With No Family History Of The Disorder?
Within the list of symptoms, it said a family history would be a factor.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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It is considered one of the factors. Diabetes has a multifactorail cause list so there are other factors that also play a role in development of the disease.

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