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Can my children get diabetes if my husband has diabetes?

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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It's not 100% but their lifetime risk is higher than the average population.
They should be instilled with healthy habits which can redue their risk. Regular exercise and a healthy diet!

In brief: Yes

It's not 100% but their lifetime risk is higher than the average population.
They should be instilled with healthy habits which can redue their risk. Regular exercise and a healthy diet!
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

If your husband has type one diabetes, then your children have a 1 in 20 chance of getting type one diabetes.
The populations overall risk is one in 300. They can do a screening called Trial Net to look for the very early signs of antibodies that destroy the pancreas. Check out this site and give them a call. https://www.diabetestrialnet.org/

In brief: Yes

If your husband has type one diabetes, then your children have a 1 in 20 chance of getting type one diabetes.
The populations overall risk is one in 300. They can do a screening called Trial Net to look for the very early signs of antibodies that destroy the pancreas. Check out this site and give them a call. https://www.diabetestrialnet.org/
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Difficult to assess

In all likelihood, your children can get diabetes, hard to predict as genetic inheritance in diabetes is complicated.
Estimated 30-70% chance of getting type2 dm.

In brief: Difficult to assess

In all likelihood, your children can get diabetes, hard to predict as genetic inheritance in diabetes is complicated.
Estimated 30-70% chance of getting type2 dm.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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