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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
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
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
Type 1 diabetes mellitus, in the inheritance aspect, the child has greater risk with diabetic father than diabetic mother..why?
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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
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?
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
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