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What are chances my children will get diabetes?
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Fairly low!
If you are a male with type 1 diabetes, your chances of having a child who will get type 1 diabetes is about 7%.
If you are a female with type 1 diabetes, chances of having a child who will get diabetes is about 2% (a bit higher if you deliver before age 25). If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the risk is about 30%. About 50% of type 2 diabetic patients can name a family member with diabetes.

In brief: Fairly low!
If you are a male with type 1 diabetes, your chances of having a child who will get type 1 diabetes is about 7%.
If you are a female with type 1 diabetes, chances of having a child who will get diabetes is about 2% (a bit higher if you deliver before age 25). If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the risk is about 30%. About 50% of type 2 diabetic patients can name a family member with diabetes.
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