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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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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 diabetes type 1 being passed down to a child?

What are the chances of diabetes type 1 being passed down to a child?

Not big: Having type 1 dm in the family certainly increases risk for your children. Studies done years ago show that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling has it rather than if a parent has it. Environment and diet have a profound affect on us and are more important than genes...So take care of yourself and as a filly eat a healthful diet. ...Read more

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What are the risks with gestational diabetes? What are the specific risks when it comes to dealing with gestational diabetes? .

What are the risks with gestational diabetes? What are the specific risks when it comes to dealing with gestational diabetes?

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Unsafe: Gestational diabetes isn't safe for either you or the baby. Particularly if not controlled, birth defects and higher risk of miscarriage. Baby born from gdm complicated pregnancy at higher risk for type 2 dm and associated comorbidities as young as childhood. Mothers at risk for same after pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the risks with gestational diabetes? What are the specific risks when it comes to dealing with gestational diabetes? .

What are the risks with gestational diabetes? What are the specific risks when it comes to dealing with gestational diabetes?

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Let me explain: In early pregnancy, a mother's diabetes can result in birth defects and an increased rate of miscarriage. Many of the birth defects that occur affect major organs such as the brain and heart. During the second and third trimester, a mother's diabetes can lead to over-nutrition and excess growth of the baby. ...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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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 are the chances of someone with type 1 having a baby with anencephaly?

What are the chances of someone with type 1 having a baby with anencephaly?

Increased anomalies: Women with diabetes that is poorly controlled in the weeks prior to and the first weeks of pregnancy have a higher chance of having a fetus with abnormalities of the heart and other parts of the body. It is important that they see a doctor and improve glycemic control before even trying to conceive. Screening and ultrasound studies can detect many of these abnormalities, but prevention is key. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

What is the likelihood of being born with food allergies, asthma, and later on juvenile type 1 diabetes?

Not likely : Those problems are not commonly associated with diabetes.....If you are concerned about diabetes read specifically about factors related to it....Not allergies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a father has cancer in the brain what r the chances of any of his kids having it when there older?

Can you tell me if a father has cancer in the brain what r the chances of any of his kids having it when there older?

Cancer: There some obscure syndromes which are hereditary there is about a 5 percent chance of hereditary causes. Neurofibromatosis is usually the most common familial tumor ...Read more

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What are the risks of type 1 diabetic with a jejunostomy tube!?

What are the risks of type 1 diabetic with a jejunostomy tube!?

Analyse risk/benefit: Could be a benefit, it depends on the whole clinical picture. Jejunostomy tubes typically are for feeding when the patient needs nutrition. With diabetes, Insulin will be needed. So the same risk comes with any feeding; how much Insulin to cover? Your dietician and doc will be able to help you with this. You may need a long acting Insulin if you are feeding over night. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the main test for presence of diabetes melitus and to know if type 1 or type 2 tests ?

What are the main test for presence of diabetes melitus and to know if type 1 or type 2 tests ?

Diabetes: Any medical clinic in any location in the world would be able to test you appropriately for this common human ailment. Based upon the medication needs you have to control your blood sugar levels will be the determining factor to the diagnosis. Again, any physician caring for your overall health will know exactly what to do. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a baby could get multiple sclerosis if one of the parents has ms?

What are the chances that a baby could get multiple sclerosis if one of the parents has ms?

Unlikely: Babies are not born with multiple sclerosis. Family studies have shown that relatives of people with MS have a greater risk for the disease than the general population, approximately 3->5 % in first degree relatives. ...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 is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

Teen parenting: Highly challenging! first of all pregnancy itself is high risk with increased incidence of pregnancy induced hypertensiona etc. Then challenges of raising the baby with increased demands if new born---- needs adult help and supervision. ...Read more

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