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RE: [IP] question..



> I have a question about the chance of passing on 
> diabetes to my kids? 

Hi Tanya, in a word, the risks are small.  According to the NIDDK:

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/america/pdf/chapter8.pdf

RISK OF IDDM IN RELATIVES
More than 80% of cases of IDDM occur in individuals with no family history
of the disease. However, in the remaining 20%, IDDM aggregates in families.
The overall risk before age 30 years for North American Caucasian siblings,
parents, and offspring of individuals with IDDM ranges from 1% to 15% (Table
8.1)33-43, compared with rates of <1% for individuals without IDDM
relatives.

If you like statistics, here is the master link:

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/populations/index.htm

Mike
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