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If a woman married a man that has a diabetes . Is her children in the future will be diabetic?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Diabetes is not a pass thru defect or gene issue like eye color. Lifetime risk in offspring would be higher than the general population for type 1dm but not >5%.
For type 2dm lifestyle(feeding) factors heavily influence lifetime risk and could be substantial.Healthy dietary & exercise practices decrease type 2 risks.

In brief: Depends
Diabetes is not a pass thru defect or gene issue like eye color. Lifetime risk in offspring would be higher than the general population for type 1dm but not >5%.
For type 2dm lifestyle(feeding) factors heavily influence lifetime risk and could be substantial.Healthy dietary & exercise practices decrease type 2 risks.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
There is evidence that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling is a diabetic than if either parent is.

In brief: Not necessarily
There is evidence that a child has a higher risk of developing diabetes if a sibling is a diabetic than if either parent is.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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