Family Risk of Diabetes – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases explains that oftentimes, pre-diabetes may be asymptomatic Ė or have no symptoms.
Dr. Rodgers: And thatís why itís so important to know whether one has a family history of diabetes. So if one has a parent or a brother or a sister, or a first degree relative like an aunt or uncle that has a diagnosis of diabetes, thatís important to know, and that should be relayed to oneís health care professional.
Narrator: For more information on pre-diabetes and reducing diabetes risk, visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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