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My husband has type 1 diabetes. What is the risk for my children?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Diabetes 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: Diabetes 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.
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