[IPu] Fw: [IP] Parents & Children with Type 1
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 3:42 AM
Subject: [IP] Parents & Children with Type 1
I am sure this has been asked before but I will ask again.
I have been Type 1 since I was 5 years old. I am now 26 and thinking of
children. Has there been a study on how many children have gotten type 1 if
of there parents have it?
In answer to your question about a child of a type I diabetic getting
diabetes, below is an excerpt from the ADA web site at
http://www.diabetes.org/genetics.jsp. Hope this helps.
Type 1 since 4/84
Animas 1200 pumper since 11/04
In general, if you are a man with type 1 diabetes, the odds of your
child getting diabetes are 1 in 17. If you are a woman with type 1
diabetes and your child was born before you were 25, your child's risk
is 1 in 25; if your child was born after you turned 25, your child's
risk is 1 in 100.
Your child's risk is doubled if you developed diabetes before age 11.
If both you and your partner have type 1 diabetes, the risk is between 1
in 10 and 1 in 4.
There is an exception to these numbers. About 1 in every 7 people with
type 1 diabetes has a condition called type 2 polyglandular autoimmune
In addition to having diabetes, these people also have thyroid disease
and a poorly working adrenal gland. Some also have other immune system
disorders. If you have this syndrome, your child's risk of getting the
syndrome including type 1 diabetes is 1 in 2.
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