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What is the percentage that a type 1 diabetic father will pass it on to his children, boy or girl?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: About 6-8%

This risk applies to both sons and daughters of men with type 1 diabetes.

In brief: About 6-8%

This risk applies to both sons and daughters of men with type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
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In brief: Hard to say

Inheritance of diabetes type 1 is complicated and multi-factorial- meaning it depends on many things, so its hard to quote an exact risk.
The american diabetes association says a father with diabetes has a 1 in 17 chance of passing it on while a mother has a 1 in 25. This risk doubles if the parent developed diabetes before age 11 or if they carry certain genes, such as hla-dr3 or dr4.

In brief: Hard to say

Inheritance of diabetes type 1 is complicated and multi-factorial- meaning it depends on many things, so its hard to quote an exact risk.
The american diabetes association says a father with diabetes has a 1 in 17 chance of passing it on while a mother has a 1 in 25. This risk doubles if the parent developed diabetes before age 11 or if they carry certain genes, such as hla-dr3 or dr4.
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: 1/17

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).

In brief: 1/17

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).
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