Risk factors are things that increase your chances of getting sick or having a problem. Risk factors for
type 1 diabetes include:
A family history of type 1 diabetes. Having a family history of the disease increases the chance
that a person will have
islet cell antibodies. But it doesn't predict that a
person will have the disease.
Race. White people have a
greater risk for type 1 diabetes than black, Asian, or Hispanic
Presence of islet cell antibodies in the blood. People who have both a family history of type 1 diabetes and
islet cell antibodies in their blood are likely to get diabetes. Family members of people with type 1 diabetes can be
tested to see if they have islet cell antibodies. People who are found to have
islet cell antibodies may be able to take part in studies about preventing
type 1 diabetes.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 28, 2014
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