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What can I do if my fiancee has type 1 diabetes since 5 years, its not genetic, so will it be transferred to our child?

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Chethan Sarabu
Pediatrics
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In brief: 3-6% Increased Risk

You are right in that type 1 diabetes (t1dm) is not genetically transferred, however genes can increase your propensity for getting it.
Siblings and children of people with t1dm have a 3-6% risk for t1dm. Certain environmental factors are proposed to be triggers, such as some viruses and having cow's milk under 2 years of age. These factors trigger t1dm more often in those with certain genes.

In brief: 3-6% Increased Risk

You are right in that type 1 diabetes (t1dm) is not genetically transferred, however genes can increase your propensity for getting it.
Siblings and children of people with t1dm have a 3-6% risk for t1dm. Certain environmental factors are proposed to be triggers, such as some viruses and having cow's milk under 2 years of age. These factors trigger t1dm more often in those with certain genes.
Chethan Sarabu
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Dr. Andrew Rhinehart
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Type 1 diabetes can be genetic.
It is well know that type 2 diabetes runs in families but type 1 diabetes is often familial as well. Type 1 diabetes can be passed to children so be aware of symptoms like excessive urination, thirst, and hunger along with unexplained weight loss.

In brief: Possible

Type 1 diabetes can be genetic.
It is well know that type 2 diabetes runs in families but type 1 diabetes is often familial as well. Type 1 diabetes can be passed to children so be aware of symptoms like excessive urination, thirst, and hunger along with unexplained weight loss.
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