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My brother is also diabetic, so do I have a heredity problem?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Predisposition maybe

There is a genetic predisposition in people who get type 1 diabetes.
However, it isn't enough. Exposure to an environmental trigger(s) is necessary to cause diabetes. The trigger(s) isn't known. Even in identical twins, if one get diabetes, the other only has a 40% chance of getting it.

In brief: Predisposition maybe

There is a genetic predisposition in people who get type 1 diabetes.
However, it isn't enough. Exposure to an environmental trigger(s) is necessary to cause diabetes. The trigger(s) isn't known. Even in identical twins, if one get diabetes, the other only has a 40% chance of getting it.
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