Five Factors which can increase the risk of diabetes


1. Family history

It is one of the non-modifiable factors which can increase your risk of diabetes. Family history increases the risk of type-1, type-2 as well as gestational diabetes. If there is a family history of diabetes then you must get yourself tested at regular intervals. Early detection can help you control the diseases on time.

2. Lack of exercise

Physical exercise is extremely important for your body to function properly. Lack of exercise increases the risk of type-2 diabetes. It can also trigger other risk factors of diabetes. But you can control this risk factor. Add some simple exercises to your daily routine to control the risk of type-2 diabetes.

3. Unhealthy diet

Your diet plays a major role in your life. It affects many factors other than your body weight. Poor diet increases the risk of type-2 and gestational diabetes. You must consume a balanced diet rich in fibre. Avoid highly processed foods and foods rich in added sugar.


Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. It is one of the leading causes of infertility. It also increases a woman's risk of type-2 diabetes. If you are suffering from PCOS then you much check your insulin levels regularly to prevent diabetes. You must also make the necessary changes in your diet to fight the risk.

5. Obesity or being overweight

Obesity increases the risk of several diseases. Being overweight is extremely unhealthy for you. It also increases the risk of diabetes, especially type-2 and gestational diabetes. You must reach a healthy BMI to fight the risk of several diseases. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help you reach a healthy weight.

Morgan E,
Journal Coordinator,
Journal of Clinical Diabetes.