From North Wales, UK:
My daughter was diagnosed type 1 at the age of 16 months. I have heard that people with type A blood group are more likely to develop diabetes -- I am A+ and my wife is A-. Is is possible that this has caused my daughter's diabetes and am I or my wife more likely to develop type 2 diabetes because of this?
The genetics of diabetes are much more complex than association with blood type. The answers to your questions are "no" and "no".
Original posting 29 Dec 1998
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:02
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