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What are risks to the baby if type 1 diabetes in dad?

What are risks to the baby if type 1 diabetes in dad?

Higher 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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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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Is there a good way for me to help out my step-dad with his type 1 diabetes?

Is there a good way for me to help out my step-dad with his type 1 diabetes?

Encouragement: Especially with type 1 diabetes, it is important to follow all of the doctor's instructions about using medication, following diet, checking blood sugar, and keeping appointments. Helping out in any of these areas would be very useful, including making healthy dietary and lifestyle choices, helping him to keep appointments, and being aware of symptoms of low as well as high blood sugar. ...Read more

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Brother, dad, aunt, uncles, and grandfather all diagnosed with type 1 diabetes/lada in early 40s. I'm 34 with fasting bg in the 90s. What are my odds?

Brother, dad, aunt, uncles, and grandfather all diagnosed with type 1 diabetes/lada in early 40s. I'm 34 with fasting bg in the 90s. What are my odds?

Haqrd to say: It seems to be pretty strong in your family and yiou are not 40;. The gene for type 1 diabetes has not been identified so there is no way to check. I'm afraid you will just have to wait and see. 40 is pretty old to develop type i so it is unusual anyway. ...Read more

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Can an infant's cord blood be used to cure or treat type 1 diabetes in the mother?

Can an infant's cord blood be used to cure or treat type 1 diabetes in the mother?

NO: At this point this type of treatment is only active in the laboratory. Meaning it has not been tried on a wide scale level in human patients and is not fda approved at this time. ...Read more

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Will my baby get type 1 diabetes if I have diabetes?

Will my baby get type 1 diabetes if I have diabetes?

No: It doesn't work that way. Type 1 diabetes is a different illness from type 2 diabetes. We think that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease (the person's own body destroys their Insulin cells). Type 2 diabetes is caused by being overweight. ...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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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. What is risk of baby dying?

Low if controlled: Mortality rate is about 3%. There is an increased likelihood of pre-eclampsia, pre-term delivery, cesarian section and having a large baby. Thus risks are much higher than for women who do not have diabetes. Pregnancy outcomes for uncontrolled diabetes can be quite poor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am so scared I will get pregnant. I want a baby but have type 1 diabetes. What should I do?

I am so scared I will get pregnant. I want a baby but have type 1 diabetes. What should I do?

Control sugars: As long as your sugars are well controlled, it is safe for a diabetic patient to have a baby. During pregnancy, the goals for your blood glucose levels are more tightly regulated so just work closely with your physician and you should be able to have a healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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