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Will my baby get type 1 diabetes if I have diabetes?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

It doesn't work that way.
Type 1 diabetes is a different illness from type 2 diabetes. We think that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease (the person's own body destroys their Insulin cells). Type 2 diabetes is caused by being overweight.

In brief: No

It doesn't work that way.
Type 1 diabetes is a different illness from type 2 diabetes. We think that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease (the person's own body destroys their Insulin cells). Type 2 diabetes is caused by being overweight.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Linked but rare

The tendency toward type 1 dm is influenced by heredity but you will not pass it to your baby like eye color. At most you will up the babies risk several times above that of the general population.

In brief: Linked but rare

The tendency toward type 1 dm is influenced by heredity but you will not pass it to your baby like eye color. At most you will up the babies risk several times above that of the general population.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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