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My husband has type 1 diabetes. What is the risk for my children?

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

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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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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?

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

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How is type 1 diabetes in children treated?

How is type 1 diabetes in children treated?

Insulin!: Type 1 diabetes in children is caused by underproduction of insulin. Insulin sensitizers may briefly work, but invariably Insulin deficiency (absolute) requires insulin! ...Read more

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What can help treat children with type 1 diabetes?

What can help treat children with type 1 diabetes?

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

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What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

What medications treat type 1 diabetes in children?

Insulin: Insulin is the prime medication for type 1 insulin. Dietary management is important as well. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could men with type 1 diabetes have children?

Please tell me, could men with type 1 diabetes have children?

Absolutely: Type 1 diabetes is a loss of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. There is nothing wrong with the rest of the equipment. After many years of diabetes, some diabetics get neuropathy, which can cause erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my baby eventually developing type 1 diabetes if my husband has it?

What are the chances of my baby eventually developing type 1 diabetes if my husband has it?

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

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What to do if i want to help children who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. How to go about it?

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 more

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Diabetes, Type 1 (Definition)

A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. ...Read more