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can type 1 diabetes be hereditary?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not directly: Type 1 diabetes occurs more often in some ethnic groups;higher in caucasions much lower in asians.Susceptability from parent to child may approximate 5%, but that means~95% don't.It occurs more often in populations susceptable to auto-immune disorders and may arise in someone with a previous problem like autoimmune hypothyroidism.
Answered on Dec 8, 2014
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
To some degree: Best illustration is... If 1 twin has it, the other twin has a 50% chance of getting it.
Answered on Jan 7, 2013

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