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* Increaging age * obestiy * physical inactivity these are all factors that increase the chance of getting diabetes



* Frequent urination * Excssive thirst * extreme hunger * Unusual weight loss * Increased fatigue * Irritability

Signs and Symptoms

* In type one diabetes there was found 19, 24 ans possibly 11. In type two diabetes the chromosome has 12 and/or 11.* Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the risk of inheriteing this diease as a multifactoral trait. Diabetes can be different types of inheritance: eirther autosomal dominant or recessive, X-chromosome, or maternal (mitochondrial)

The awnser can be both yes and no. Yes, It can be passed on in your family chain. You era less likely to get Type diabetes if your mother has it then if your father has it. There is also the inheritance Love of certain foods that can be contribute to diabetes. Families have been know to seemingly "pass down" the diabetes gene. However, the inheritance seems minimal compared to the major contributors: obesity and lack of exercise.

* What chromosome is affected?* What specifically is the mutation that causes diabetes?

Inherited/passed on

* There is over 240 million people in the United States there are suffering with diabetes today.* Diabetes is more common in caucasian and African Americans.

* Before the 20th century, diabetes was a fatal disease since no one knew how what it was or how to treat it. Most people went undiagnosed. * It was first discoverd By Thomas Willis in 1965 * A lot of famous people have diabetes. They include political leaders, sport figures, actors/actresses and business leaders. Most of these them have type 2 diabetes. Here are some of the people that have diabetes: Johnny Cash (Singer), Elvis Presley (Singer), and H.G. Wells(author).

Brief history

How often does it occur?Does it occur in any certain population?

By: Layna Chapman

Mother on top and father on the side


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