Can you inherit type 2 diabetes from a type 1 parent?
Irrespective of type 1 or 2, Diabetes can be inherited and is linked to your family history and genetics but environmental factors also play a role. Not everyone with a family history of diabetes will get it, but you're more likely to develop it if a parent or sibling has it.
Physical exercise lowers blood glucose levels and blood pressure, improves blood flow, burns extra calories so you can keep your weight down if needed, improves your mood, can prevent falls and improve memory in older adults, may help you sleep better. Start exercising after speaking to a doctor, start slowly and increase. Few types are walking briskly or hiking, climbing stairs, swimming or a water-aerobics class, dancing, riding a bicycle or a stationary bicycle, taking an exercise class, playing basketball, tennis, or other sports
Treatment is either tablets or insulin to control blood sugar levels along with life style modifications (Diet + exercise).
Research suggests that having a parent with type 2 diabetes increases your risk of developing the disease by as much as fourfold, and even more if both parents are affected.
Pregnant women with elevated blood sugar levels may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and congenital heart defects in the child