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Genetics and Heredity

My sister “inherited” type 1 diabetes at age 7. My mom says it is a genetic disorder, and if it is, from what gene does it come?

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I was born with hypoglycemia, and by the age of 10, I had grown out of it. The doctors said that my condition was idiopathic. Will I pass this on to my offspring?

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Is there any information that have been done quantifying the risk of a person with LADA passing diabetes to his children?

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I am 11 years old and would like to know if I have a chance of getting diabetes. I am always thirsty for water or something, always hungry, and I have blurred vision. I have all those symptoms, and most of my family has diabetes except my parents.

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My son is four years old, and was diagnosed with diabetes at age two. An acquaintance stated that diabetes is more common in boys. Is this true?

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My 10 year old grandson has type 1 diabetes, and while visiting recently I found the eight year old to be very thin, have poor eating habits, and with a volatile temper. My daughter said he has had a random sugar level had been over 240 mg/dl [13.3 mmol/L] several times, but that she was not worried. However, I am afraid for him.

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My 46 year old husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about four weeks ago, and his mother also has it. What are the chances our 19 year old son will develop this disease?

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My daughter’s 28 year old fiance, diagnosed about six years ago and on insulin three times a day, was told he did not have either not type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Could he have been misdiagnosed? What is the implication for my daughter and her fiance in having children?

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I’ve read that siblings have an increased chance of also getting type 1 diabetes, often shortly after one child is diagnosed. Is this common? Should I test my sons with Ketostix?

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How common is it for siblings to have type 1 diabetes? I have two daughters who both have type 1.

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