Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
January 21, 2005
Genetics and Heredity
Question from Shadyside, Ohio, USA:
How common is it for siblings to have type 1 diabetes? I have two daughters who both have type 1.
In a big pediatric/adolescent diabetes practice, this would be very variable, but approximately three to 10 such families per 500 kids with diabetes would be an estimate. So, it is somewhat rare. The actual genetic risks for siblings to also have diabetes is about 2 to 5%.