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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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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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How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

How do you teach a child about type 1 diabetes when he’s just been diagnosed?

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 more

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How can I help my child cope with type 1 diabetes?

How can I help my child cope with type 1 diabetes?

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 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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How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

How will type 1 diabetes affect the health of my child?

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

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If I have type 1 diabetes does that mean my child will have diabetes?

If I have type 1 diabetes does that mean my child will have diabetes?

No: This does not automatically mean your child will have diabetes, but it is a risk factor for having/developing diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the odds of someone with type 1 diabetes passing it on to their child?

What are the odds of someone with type 1 diabetes passing it on to their child?

Depends: If you are a father with type 1 diabetes on average 7% of your children will develop type 1. For mothers the odds are ~3%. Overall about 4% of first degree relatives of someone with type1 will develop type 1 diabetes in their lifetimes. ...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 can I do if my fiancee has type 1 diabetes since 5 years, its not genetic, so will it be transferred to our child?

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 more

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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?

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

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Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy. What is risk of baby dying?

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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What is the probability of a child getting type 1 diabetes if both parents do not have it?

What is the probability of a child getting type 1 diabetes if both parents do not have it?

Unpredictable: I guess that it is the same chance as anyone else. Type 1 is uncommon in children and comes on later in life depending on how much is genetic and how much may be viral in nature. ...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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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?

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 more

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