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Genetics and Heredity

I am 33 years old and have had diabetes for 31 years. I have just officially been told I am seven and one-half weeks pregnant and am concerned about complications for me and my unborn baby.

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I am 18 years old, I have diabetes, and I just found out the risk percentage of inheriting type 1 diabetes. Is there a risk rate for type 2? If there is, is it greater or lesser than type 1?

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Six months ago, my then 16 month old grandson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and, last week, his eight year old sister started showing symptoms and was diagnosed, even though she had had her blood sugar levels checked several times prior to this. How can this happen to both my grandchildren in such a short time?

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My eight year old son is experiencing many symptoms (extreme mood swings, irritability, headaches, sweating at night, etc.). Is hypoglycemia genetic? My dad was hypoglycemic.

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I have type 1 diabetes and so does my husband. We both have been diagnosed with this problem for more than 15 years now. I would like to know if we can have a biological child and the chances of it having diabetes.

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My two year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes six months ago, and while neither my husband nor I have a family history of diabetes, but my husband has had celiac disease since he was a baby. Is there a link between my husband’s celiac disease and my son’s diagnosis? Is my son at higher risk for developing celiac disease than other people with type 1 diabetes?

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My almost eight year old son has had type 1 diabetes since the age of four, and my 11 year old daughter was recently (within the past three months) diagnosed. How common is it for siblings to have type 1 diabetes with no family history of the disease?

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I realize that there is some genetic component to type 1 diabetes, but I’m surprised that so many family members have now been diagnosed. Is this unusual?

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I have had type 1 diabetes for 13 years. My girlfriend also has it. What are the consequences for our marriage?

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Are there any particular groups that are more likely to have diabetes than any others?

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