Of the many risk factors of diabetes, Genetics play a very strong role in the development of both types of diabetes. Individuals with a family history of diabetes are more likely to develop the condition than those without any diabetes in the family. Few types of diabetes like MODY is can be directly inherited. Studies have shown that Type 2 diabetes has a very strong genetic component and the likelihood of developing it if parents and/or siblings are already having the condition is far more as compared to Type 1 diabetes.
Genetic Factors in Type 1 Diabetes
Genetic Factors in Type 2 Diabetes
Risk of Inheritance
Role of Genetics in Treatment and Prevention
Advancements in Genetics Research