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What pattern of heredity does type 1 diabetes follow?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: I am not sure

In most cases of type 1 diabetes, people need to inherit risk factors from both parents.
We think these factors must be more common in whites because whites have the highest rate of type 1 diabetes. Because most people who are at risk do not get diabetes, researchers want to find out what the environmental triggers are.

In brief: I am not sure

In most cases of type 1 diabetes, people need to inherit risk factors from both parents.
We think these factors must be more common in whites because whites have the highest rate of type 1 diabetes. Because most people who are at risk do not get diabetes, researchers want to find out what the environmental triggers are.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
In most cases of type 1 diabetes, people need to inherit risk factors from both parents. We think these factors must be more common in whites because whites have the highest rate of type 1 diabetes. Because most people who are at risk do not get diabetes, researchers want to find out what the environmental triggers are
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Multifactorial

There are many conditions that have a variety of factors, often located on different chromosomes and so inconsistent that inheritance is not clear. These are called multifactorial.
Instead of being dominant (50% risk to offspring) recessive (25% risk) or X linked (risk to males), these have risks in the 5%+/- range because of the many inputs.

In brief: Multifactorial

There are many conditions that have a variety of factors, often located on different chromosomes and so inconsistent that inheritance is not clear. These are called multifactorial.
Instead of being dominant (50% risk to offspring) recessive (25% risk) or X linked (risk to males), these have risks in the 5%+/- range because of the many inputs.
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