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My Husband Has Type 1 Diabetes What Is The Risk For My Children
Diabetes risk: Having an immediate relative with type 1 dm increases one's risk of developing dm by 10-20 times. Comparing mother and father, if the father has type 1 dm, the risk his children will have it is approx 1 in 10, if mother has it, the risk is lower to 1 in 25. If a brother has it, the risk of another sibling has dm is 1 in 10. ...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
We've been trying to concieve for over a year. My doctor says i shouldnt have a problem but husband has type 1 diabetes, could this cause infertility?
Possibly: It is not unusual for men with type i diabetes to have difficulty with having sexual intercourse, due to neurological effects of the diabetes. Has your husband had a sperm count? Have you had a complete fertility and hormonal evaluation? The good news is that you are under 32 years old, so that you chance of conceiving is excellent! ...Read more
See prior , plus: A complex question, but the best rx starts with everything that would be advised for the healthy development of any child. Type 1diabetic places that person at risk of more rapid agingof cardiocascular system. Additionally, maintaining a normal wt for ht, keeping an active lifestyle, eating healthy small meals 4-5 times daily, reg checkups, self-monitoring of bs. Love, don't smother, don't spoil. ...Read more
Baby risk: If your husband has type 1 dm, the risk of type 1 dm in the child is apprx 10% (1 in 10). If you have type 1 dm, the risk of your child having t1dm is 4% (1 in 25). ...Read more
What to do if i want to help children who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. How to go about it?
Be understanding: Dm type 1 is a difficult disease to deal with especially for adolescents. The best thing is to be understanding as they may feel different from others which can lead to noncompliance and try to teach them early the importance of good blood sugar control and healthy balanced meals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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