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What are risks to the baby if type 1 diabetes in dad?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
In brief: Not at birth
Dad having diabetes does not affect the baby in utero but does increase the risk slightly for the babies future chances of getting diabetes.

In brief: Not at birth
Dad having diabetes does not affect the baby in utero but does increase the risk slightly for the babies future chances of getting diabetes.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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