Does having diabetes type 1 as a child increase your chances for muscular dystrophy?

No. The genetic disorders like muscular distrophy are in the genetic code of those who develop the condition. The condition may be evident in early childhood or a bit later & several forms are known. An acquired disease like type 1 diabetes can certainly complicate md's but does not cause them.

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If I had diabetes type 1 as a child, what are the chances my kid will have it too?

Less than many think. Type 1 diabetes affects some ethnic groups more than others (white >>black) and has been loosly linked geneticly. Some research centers test families & identify susceptability but there is no direct link. Type 1 requires that a person make antibodies to Insulin producing cells & a virus when everyone else just makes antibodies to the virus. Read more...
1/100. In general, if you are a man with type 1 diabetes, the odds of your child getting diabetes are 1 in 17. If you are a woman with type 1 diabetes and your child was born before you were 25, your child's risk is 1 in 25; if your child was born after you turned 25, your child's risk is 1 in 100 (ada source). Read more...
Higher chances. If an immediate relative (parent, sibling, child) has type 1 diabetes (t1d), one's risk of developing t1d is 10 to 20 times the risk of the general population. The risk for a child of a parent with t1d is lower if it is the mother, rather than the father, who has diabetes. If one of the parents developed t1d before age 11, their child's risk of developing t1d is somewhat higher than these figures. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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%. Read more...

What causes a child to develop juvenile diabetes type 1?

Multifactorial. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body produces antibodies which attack the pancreatic insulin-producing cells. There are genetic factors which contribute to this; however, there is/are environmental trigger(s) which have not yet been identified. So, even if someone has the genetic potential for type 1 diabetes, it's not enough to get it. Read more...

Can you guys tell me how big is the chance for me to get diabetes type 1?

Depends . The likelihood that someone without a relative with type 1 diabetes will get t1d is about 0.4% (4 per 1000). If you have a first degree relative with t1d those odds go to 4% (4 per 100). There are ongoing research studies that can help determine risks in first and second degree relatives www.Diabetestrialnet.Org. Read more...
1 in 300. the risk in the population at large for type one diabetes is one in 300. If you have a first degree family member with diabetes type one, child, parent or sibling, then your risk is one in 20. If the latter is the case you can join a screening program called trial net which looks for early autoantibodies that precede development of type one diabetes. Intervention research is ongoing. Read more...