Factores de riesgo para la diabetes

La diabetes tipo 1 generalmente comienza en la niñez y la diabetes tipo 2 clásicamente empieza en la edad adulta. La diabetes tipo 2 se está haciendo más común debido al número creciente de ancianos estadounidenses y a una tendencia creciente hacia la obesidad y la vida sedentaria. Sin un manejo adecuado de la diabetes, se pueden presentar riesgos para la salud a largo plazo, como cardiopatía, accidente cerebrovascular e insuficiencia renal.

Factores de riesgo de diabetes

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Last reviewed 6/28/2011 by Ari S. Eckman, MD, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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