2. Family History of Diabetes
Those with a family history of diabetes are definitely at more risk of developing this type of diabetes than others. This includes Type I and Type II diabetes, commonly called juvenile-onset diabetes and adult-onset diabetes, due to when they usually present. The more people in your family that have diabetes, the more chance of you getting it yourself.
This is due to genetics, where some genes that affect the production of insulin may have a mutation that prevents your body from making enough, as well as other factors, such as environment. For example, someone who watched their parents overeat and become obese may end up obese themselves, and that could result in a higher risk. In addition, if women in your family have suffered from gestational diabetes, it puts you at a higher risk as well.