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can my children get diabetes if my husband has diabetes

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It's not 100% but their lifetime risk is higher than the average population. They should be instilled with healthy habits which can redue their risk. ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Difficult to assess: In all likelihood, your children can get diabetes, hard to predict as genetic inheritance in diabetes is complicated. Estimated 30-70% chance of getti ... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If your husband has type one diabetes, then your children have a 1 in 20 chance of getting type one diabetes. The populations overall risk is one in ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Probably not: The risk of your children getting t1dm is higher than if your husband did not have it, but it is not very high. About 1 in 17. Check out the ada web ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Manzella
47 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
DM1 is autoimmune: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an equal opportunity offender & the majority of cases are caused by an autoimmune phenomenon. The body attacks itself afte ... Read More
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
See below: 1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environment ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Shewbridge
33 years experience Endocrinology
Fairly low!: If you are a male with type 1 diabetes, your chances of having a child who will get type 1 diabetes is about 7%. If you are a female with type 1 diab ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly: But it would be very rare. Most cases have some other cause.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which your body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells of your pancreas that produce insulin. Type ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
52 years experience Endocrinology
Genetic propensity: Combined with obesity (which means you need more Insulin to get sugar into cells) 'stressing' beta-cells that produce insulin. If one's beta cells ca ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Genetics, mainly.: The vast majority of people who get diabetes are genetically predisposed to such. Poor eating habits, lack of exercise and generally sedentary lifest ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Damien Luviano
18 years experience Ophthalmology
Family history: Risk factors include: family history, overweight, metabolic syndrome, age over 60, exposure to some chemicals, lack of exercise. Try to modify the ri ... Read More
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