Re: [IP] question..
Diabetes is not a clearly defined entity, even when you consider only
insulin-dependent forms. There is a spontaneous rate of it, and a familial
tendency where some families have a greater likelihood of it than others. I have
a strong family history of it, so my kids are enrolled in a TrialNet study to
follow the onset of Type I. You can check out OMIM
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=222100, for instance, for
some basic background.
Don Stevens <email @ redacted> wrote: My mother died in 1947 from
undiagnosed diabetes (DKA), have one brother
with type 2, (dx a few yrs ago) none of my 3 children have diabetes, ages
48, 45, 42. or grandchildren 17 &18
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phyllis Abram"
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] question..
>I have type I (57 yrs); my son and 2 grandchildren do not have diabetes. My
> grandchildren are 9 and 14. My grandfather did have diabetes.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: RoseLea
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 3:43 PM
> Subject: Re: [IP] question..
> At 01:19 PM 5/29/2006, Tanya Cook wrote:
> >Hello everyone, I have a question about the chance of passing on
> >diabetes to my kids? I have type 1 diabetes and I have a two year
> >old child and want at least one more child, but it seems quite a few
> >moms and dads with diabetes also have children with diabetes? I was
> >told it wasn't very likely to pass it on to our kids, but what are
> >the chances, and does anyone else worry about it, or is it just me?
> >I am trying not to be paranoid, but I don't want my kids to deal
> >with this if they don't have to!
> I have had Type 1 for 43 years. My daughter is now almost 28 and, at
> this time, shows no signs of diabetes. I have a sister who was
> diagnosed when she was four years old (I was 11.) I have three
> brothers and two sisters. Only other diabetes in my whole extended
> family is later onset Type 2, no other Type 1s.
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