[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to a new study published in the journal BMC Medicine, if a person has type 2 diabetes, then his or her spouse may also develop it as well.
The risk of developing diabetes goes up significantly if both people lead an unhealthy lifestyle. A typical person who would have higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes would be someone who does not work out regularly and has a diet high in fat. The research team also found out that people who had spouses with diabetes had a 26% percent higher chance of developing diabetes.
Why is it this way? It is because the life partners tend to develop the same social and eating habits and also do similar levels of exercise. All of these factors determine the risks of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have any questions on ways to modify your lifestyle do not hesitate to call my office for an appointment at 563-355-7411.