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Can my children get diabetes if my husband has diabetes?

Can my children get diabetes if my husband has diabetes?

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. Regular exercise and a healthy diet! ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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My husband has type 1 diabetes will my children get diabetes?

My husband has type 1 diabetes will my children get diabetes?

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 site: http://www.Diabetes.Org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.Html type 2 diabetes is actually more strongly inherited than t1dm. ...Read more

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How do children get diabetes.?

How do children get diabetes.?

See below: 1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins 2. Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise. ...Read more

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What are chances my children will get diabetes?

What are chances my children will get diabetes?

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 diabetes, chances of having a child who will get diabetes is about 2% (a bit higher if you deliver before age 25). If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the risk is about 30%. About 50% of type 2 diabetic patients can name a family member with diabetes. ...Read more

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How do you get diabetes?

Genes and food: For the majority of diabetics (those with type 2), it's a combination of genetic predisposition and being overweight. It can also sometimes be causes by medications like steroids and some psych drugs, pancreatic surgery or pancreatitis. It's not entirely clear why people get type 1 diabetes. ...Read more

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How do you get diabetes?

How do you get diabetes?

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 can't keep up with the increased Insulin demand, sugar doesn't get into cells, blood sugar rises, = diabetes. ...Read more

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How do people get diabetes?

How do people get diabetes?

It depends on type: Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells in their pancreas. It usually occurs earlier in life. Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity, physical inactivity, and genetics and may occur at any time in life, although more often in adulthood. There’s also gestational diabetes, which happens in pregnancy and may predict type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get diabetes?

Family history: Risk factors include: family history, overweight, metabolic syndrome, age over 60, exposure to some chemicals, lack of exercise. Try to modify the risk factors you can control. ...Read more

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