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From Okeechobee, Florida, USA:

My husband is 22 years old and we just found out yesterday that he has type 1 diabetes. Right now they are giving him pills, they are not sure yet if he will need insulin. We were planning to have a child sometime soon. Will diabetes affect him at all?


With good follow-up care, your husband should maintain his ability to father a child. There is some increased risk of having a child with type 1 diabetes. However, this is not as great as it is if the parent has type 2 diabetes. It would be advisable for you and your husband to speak with his physician regarding these issues so that all your questions and concerned can be addressed.


Original posting 23 Dec 2003
Posted to Family Planning


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