Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can I Inherit Diabetes From My Parents?

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Question: Is diabetes genetic? I am not overweight, exercise every day and eat a healthy diet (with few sweets and carbs), but am still pre-diabetic.

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Yes. Diabetes is a genetic disorder that can be hereditary.
 
The good news is that you don't have it — yet. It can often be delayed or even prevented through aggressive management of pre-diabetes.

Losing weight, exercising regularly, and making sure to eat a low-sugar, low-carb diet can all help stave off diabetes.

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