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I do not want to start insulin. My friend who started insulin now has to stay on it forever.
This is true to all patients with type 1 diabetes and partially true to certain people with type 2 diabetes. For patients with type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin and so will need   more
I am curious if there is information on whether children of mixed Asian/caucasian heritage are also at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes when they are adults. I am caucasian and my husband is Chinese. Neither of us have diabetes.
Good question. No clear data. My thoughts are that in your child's case, nurturing is more important than nature. A study predicted that a child born in the U.S. in year 2000 has 1 out of 3 chances for developing diabetes in his or her lifetime. Since our genetic makeup cannot have changed so much in a lifetime, most of the contribution to the higher risk for diabetes must come from the environment. Either way, prevention is the key. Keeping your child physically active, helping him/her to develop healthy eating habits and maintaining a normal body weight throughout childhood will give him/her the best chance for good health.