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Can My Children Get Diabetes If My Husband Has Diabetes
DM2: If there is family history of type 2 diabetes, it may be difficult to figure out whether your diabetes is due to lifestyle factors or genetic susceptibility. Most likely it is due to both. However studies show that it is possible to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes by exercising and losing weight. Check http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genetics-of-diabetes.html ...Read more
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
My maternal grandfather nd grandmother both had diabetes. My mom doesn't have it but all her siblings do.Can I also have diabetes? How to prevent it??
Pretty high.: But mostly that depends on lifestyle. Most kids who have type ii dm are obese and have family history of diabetes. Kids who are overweight or obese arent big because of genetics. They are big because the whole family lacks exercise and has a poor diet. Make sure you put maximum effort into ensuring your child stays physically active and eats well. And be a good model and lose weight too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my husband's mom died of diabetes 10yrs ago, is it possible that my husband can have diabetes.?
Type 1 or type 2?: Hi. Type 2 in a parent greatly increases the chances of an offspring having type 2; not so for type 1. Therefore, if his Mom was type 2, yes, hex's at risk. He should (you all should) eat healthily and exercise regularly for life. Diabetes is easy to test for. 4 ways to test for diabetes: fasting glucose, random glucose, glucose tolerance test, and A1c (all have their own diagnostic criteria). ...Read more
Depends: You did not give the cause of the di so it is hard to tell you how to give support. If it is from head trauma a lot of support will be needed to get your partner back to normal. The same if it is due to a surgical procedure. At any rate. Find out what the doctor recommends and do all you can to be a support and be there when needed. ...Read more
Anyone can get it: You can get diabetes whether your mother has it or not. Having a mom with diabetes increases risk a bit; if your mom has type 2 ; got it before age 50 your risk is 1 in 7; if after age 50 1 in 13. Far greater risks are diet ; lifestyle. Limiting sugars ; grains, avoiding obesity and being physically active will minimize your risk. There's evidence avoiding gmo's may help too: http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If one of your parents has type 2 diabetes , your risk is about 20%. If both parents have diabetes, your risk is about 30%. But the main risk factor for diabetes is obesity. The more you weigh, the higher your risk. If your bmi (body mass index) is more than 35, your risk of diabetes is 100 times higher than it would be if your weight were normal. ...Read more
My moms dad had diabetes. My mom is pre diabetic,she monitors her levels only, what can I do now at 23 to prevent diabetes in future?
What do you suggest if my mother has blood pressure, and my dad sadly have diabetes, I think type one?
Question?: I suggest that they both should remain under the close supervision of a doctor whom they trust and with whom they have a good rapport. They should follow that doctor's good advice religiously. ...Read more
My girlfriends mom has huntington disease... If my gf and I have kids what is the chance they will have the disease too?
Genetic consult: It's great that you think ahead. Today there are genetic markers for huntington that can be studied & if your gf is positive she will both get huntington disease & potentially pass it to her kids (risk = 50% per conception). A consultation with a medical geneticist should be able to clear the air on this issue and analyse any risks from either side of the family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find an Ob ASAP!: Your girlfriend just needs to see an ob/gyn soon and will hopefully not require a "high risk" doctor! but if she will she'd probably referred to one by a regular ob. Doctor! ...Read more
No: Dad being diabetic will have no effect on the unborn child. His Insulin secretion (or lack of it or resistnace to it) can in no way affect the fetus. However, since there is a family history of diabetes, this is something as the child grows up that should be discussed because there is a genetic predisposition to development of it in people with a family history. ...Read more
My dad had diabetes and had to take insulin injections what are my chances of developing diabetes
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