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Genetics and Heredity

I am a 21 year old who wants to get married but is worried because may partner has type 2 diabetes. I am concerned about my child getting it. Is that possible and what are the statistics?

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Seven months ago, I found out I have type 2 diabetes, and I heard that diabetes skips a generation. Is that true?

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Three close relatives died from diabetes, and while my mother-in-law does not have it, she does have an autoimmune disorder. I am confused and concerned about the risk my two children (ages one and four) have for developing type 1 diabetes.

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My eight year old has been complaining that lights are too bright, he is always thirsty, and he is a little overweight. Should I have him tested for diabetes since it does run in my family?

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My twins are a little overweight. Their dad has diabetes and leukemia. Are my children at risk for diabetes? If so, how can I prevent it?

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My boyfriend and I both have type 1. What are the chances that our children would also have type 1?

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If my children follow a healthy diet and are physically active, will it delay or prevent the onset of diabetes, if they are genetically predisposed? Should they be tested preventatively even if asymptomatic?

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We have two sons with type 1, yet their two sisters do not have it. Why did the boys get diabetes and not the girls? Are the underlying causes of type 1 diabetes known?

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My boyfriend has type 1. When we have children, will they have diabetes at birth? Is there a way to detect diabetes in utero? Are there medications to give an expectant mother to prevent diabetes in the baby?

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