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.
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.
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).
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.
No. Not at all.
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.
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%.