Myths about Family History and the Risk of Diabetes - Dr. Shivaji Telang
Diabetes is a chronic health condition characterized by elevated blood sugar levels, resulting from insufficient insulin production or the body's inability to effectively utilize insulin. It's crucial to understand that despite the absence of diabetes in one's family, the risk of developing the condition isn't completely ruled out. Contrary to the common myth that having no family history negates the possibility of diabetes, several factors beyond genetics contribute to its onset.
Lifestyle factors, such as unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity, obesity, and age, significantly influence diabetes development. Environmental factors and individual health choices play pivotal roles. Therefore, even without a family history, anyone is susceptible to diabetes if exposed to these risk factors.
It's essential to recognize the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, and routine health check-ups, regardless of family history. These proactive measures greatly reduce the risk of developing diabetes and promote overall well-being. Understanding that personal lifestyle choices greatly influence the likelihood of developing diabetes is vital in taking preventive actions for a healthier future.
In this video, Dr Shivaji Telang, Assistant Professor, Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai, Maharashtra aims to educate viewers about diabetes and its risk factors while dispelling the myth that an absence of family history precludes the risk of developing the disease.