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What are the chances of diabetes type 1 being passed down to a child?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not big

Having type 1 dm in the family certainly increases risk for your children.
Studies done years ago show that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling has it rather than if a parent has it. Environment and diet have a profound affect on us and are more important than genes...So take care of yourself and as a filly eat a healthful diet.

In brief: Not big

Having type 1 dm in the family certainly increases risk for your children.
Studies done years ago show that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling has it rather than if a parent has it. Environment and diet have a profound affect on us and are more important than genes...So take care of yourself and as a filly eat a healthful diet.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology

In brief: Generally speaking

If mom has type 1, the risk is about 2-4% for any children.
If dad has type 1, then the risk is approximately 6-8%.

In brief: Generally speaking

If mom has type 1, the risk is about 2-4% for any children.
If dad has type 1, then the risk is approximately 6-8%.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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