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What percentage of a type 1 diabetic father's children will be type 1 diabetics also?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Low
In the past I have read the risk is at or less than 5% in any offspring of a type one.
The risk of type 2 would be a separate issue and relate to the risk in the general population. You will be aware and more vigilant to the symptoms than most, and I would not make this a reason to avoid parenthood.

In brief: Low
In the past I have read the risk is at or less than 5% in any offspring of a type one.
The risk of type 2 would be a separate issue and relate to the risk in the general population. You will be aware and more vigilant to the symptoms than most, and I would not make this a reason to avoid parenthood.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Difficult to say
Type 1 diabetes is caused by several genes and there must also be an environmental factor that we don't fully understand.
We know this because in identical twins (therefore same genes) one can develop type1 while the other does not.

In brief: Difficult to say
Type 1 diabetes is caused by several genes and there must also be an environmental factor that we don't fully understand.
We know this because in identical twins (therefore same genes) one can develop type1 while the other does not.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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