Fast Five Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Risk Factors and Treatment Indications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD

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June 03, 2020

Patients with a family history of type 2 DM in a first-degree relative (eg, parent or sibling) are at increased risk of developing type 2 DM.

Patients with a history of delivering a baby ≥ 9 lb or with a history of gestational diabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 DM.

Patients across all age groups who are physically active but consume a lower-calorie diet are not at increased risk of developing type 2 DM; rather, these patients are at lower risk of developing diabetes.

Patients who are dependent on exogenous insulin for survival have type 1 DM and therefore are not at risk of developing type 2 DM.

Learn more about patient populations at risk for type 2 DM.

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