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What Are The Chances My Newborn Son Will Have Diabetes If My Husband Is Type 2
Lifestyle>>genes: In an elegant review of >70, 000 women studied over 20 years the researchers found the presense of obesity & dietary habits in the index relative and offspring had a greater correlaton to dm2 than genetics.(diabetes care.2010 april;33(4):763-767).While their study showed 2xrisk over non affected families, it means your efforts can reduce the chance your child will be affected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
Pretty high.: But mostly that depends on lifestyle. Most kids who have type ii dm are obese and have family history of diabetes. Kids who are overweight or obese arent big because of genetics. They are big because the whole family lacks exercise and has a poor diet. Make sure you put maximum effort into ensuring your child stays physically active and eats well. And be a good model and lose weight too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has been diagnosed with type one diabetes what are the chances of my son getting it too?
5%: About 5% but can be higher if parents are affected. The risk for a child of a parent with type 1 diabetes is lower if it is the mother — rather than the father — who has diabetes. "if the father has it, the risk is about 1 in 10 (10 percent) that his child will develop type 1 diabetes ( if mother is affected the risk is about 8%). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old son has type 1 diabetes what's the chances my daughter will get it? Not in the family at all
Yes and no: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease similar to lupus, pernicious anemia, or rheumatoid arthritis. Type 1 can start at any age but many cases begin in childhood, adolescence or the early adult years. Medical experts have not yet discovered what triggers the attack by the immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since i had gestational diabetes, what are my son's chances that he'll develop diabetes? When i was pregnant with my son two years ago, i had gestational diabetes that went undiagnosed (and therefore uncontrolled) until i was 36 weeks along. My son was 9
Minimal: You probably have a genetic predisposition for having dm, and the physical stress of pregnancy simply caused it to be expressed. Children in these pregnancies have no additional risks of contracting dm, other than the due to the genetics of both families. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son is concerning me with his symptoms, im worried he may be diabetic... My 5 yr old son has been exhibiting oddball symptoms that mirrior those of diabetes symptoms. We have a long family history of diabetes, both type 1 and type 2. My sister is type
Urine dip: T1dm occurs in kids any age. If he has diabetes, then he should be very thirsty, including night, & urinating a lot, wetting bed or waking for bathroom. Dka is medical emergency: abd pain, vomiting, dry lips, fast breathing should prompt immediate medical attention. If urine is + glucose/ketones, then + t1dm. No glucose in urine, no t1dm. T2dm almost unheard of in this age group. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi Dr, my son is 22 years old, he has Type 1 Diabetes. He is complaining about a swollen gland under his chin. Do I need to worry?
Need to see a doc.: Being a diabetic you are at a higher risk; any infection need to be treated without delay. ...Read more
What is the best way to tell my children about our divorce? Our son hugo has aspergers and our 14 year old has celiac and type one diabetes
No one best way: I believe it's impossible to predict the BEST way to go about telling children about a divorce. The method should be one agreed-upon by both parents and I would think should involve either a family meeting or at least one parent telling both children at the same time. And then, the other parent having a conference if it's not possible to have the whole family together. Best of luck to you all. ...Read more
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