Family Health History and Why It’s Important

How much do you know about your family health history?

 

Two people cookingDo you have any relatives with conditions or ones that have passed away from a medical issue? It is important to know what runs in your family as well as preventative methods to help keep you safe and healthy.

Because it is American Diabetes Month and over 30 million people have diabetes, we found this article from the CDC important and necessary to share. This article explains why family health history and knowing about Diabetes are very important. If you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes, you are more likely to get diabetes yourself. You are also more likely to have prediabetes.

People with diabetes have levels of blood sugar that are too high. The different types of diabetes include type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart disease, kidney problems, stroke, blindness, and the need for lower leg amputations. Learn more from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/features/family-history-diabetes/index.html

Take steps to prevent diabetes and other health issues by asking questions, getting to know your family history and talking to your doctor! Now is the time to focus on YOU!

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