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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, in the inheritance aspect, the child has greater risk with diabetic father than diabetic mother..why?
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DM team instruction: Every kid i pick up with dm1 is sent to a center with certified diabetes educators and physicians to begin the families orientation to this life changing event. My closest centers are fort worth, dallas, temple or austin but one has a local clinic for regular followup visits. Small hospital facilities & regular physicians often don't have the time or current info to do a well rounded orientation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Every child faced with the diagnosis of diabetes responds differently. Younger children often cope well, adjusting to a new routine with repitition. Older children, especially teens, sometimes rebel. Be supportive and encouraging. Work with your child's endocrinologist on how you can be supportive. They often have wonderful age-appropriate resources to support your child, your family, and you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Significant effect: A child with type 1 diabetes lacks the ability to make Insulin on their own. Presenting symptoms include poor weight gain, constant hunger, frequent urination and potential dehydration among others. Untreated type 1 diabetes can result in death - fortunately early diagnosis and the institution of Insulin replacement can control the disease and children can have a full and productive life. ...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 can I do if my fiancee has type 1 diabetes since 5 years, its not genetic, so will it be transferred to our child?
3-6% Increased Risk: You are right in that type 1 diabetes (t1dm) is not genetically transferred, however genes can increase your propensity for getting it. Siblings and children of people with t1dm have a 3-6% risk for t1dm. Certain environmental factors are proposed to be triggers, such as some viruses and having cow's milk under 2 years of age. These factors trigger t1dm more often in those with certain genes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 16 year old diabetic and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one year ago. Do you think they will find and give me a cure in my lifetime?
I am pregnant. My husband has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 6. He says usually it skips a generation. What are the chances our child will develop?
5-6%: The risk of your baby having diabetes given the information provided starts at about 5-6%, but may be somewhat higher given the onset of his T1DM at 6 years of age. This risk does not skip generations, despite what some think. You could consider speaking with a genetic counselor if you have any further questions. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe for a young child, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes for 6 years, to go without insulin and control the diabetes only by diet?
Don't miss insulin!: For any patient diagnosed with type i diabetes it is dangerous to miss Insulin doses. Patients who don't make Insulin anymore will develop a condition called, diabetic ketoacidosis (dka), if they don't take their Insulin regardless of diet. This is a life-threatening emergency where the body makes ketones as an alternate source of emergency fuel, which causes a dangerous acid build up in the body. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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