Family history of diabetes mellitus in my dog
I have an 8 year old Miniature Pinscher named Maxine. I have recently become aware that her parents, older brothers and sisters and litter-mate brother have developed diabetes. While she has not shown any symptoms of this disease, how concerned should I be that she will also develop it? What can I do to prevent it? Does a family history mean she is doomed to develop this disease?
I control her diet, and while she could probably stand to get more exercise, she isn't in bad form. Her weight is very appropriate for her size, so I am told by my vet.