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Is there a genetic screen available to a member of the public who is married to someone with high risk of being a carrier for Wolfram Syndrome? If not, how long might the couple need to wait for such a test to become available?

November 11, 2000
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I have a family member who is now 19 years old and has type 1 diabetes all his life. I was wondering what kind of effects type 1 diabetes has on life span.

January 22, 2000
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My daughter complains of being tired, but has a problem sleeping and she said she starts shaking in midmorning. She prefers a high carbohydrate diet. Because we have family member with type 2 diabetes, I have checked some blood sugars 30 minutes after meals which have been 100-166 mg/dl [5.6-9.2 mmol/L] Is this abnormal?

November 22, 2001
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A family member is very worried about her infant daughter developing type 1 diabetes. She has only breast fed her seven month old, and on the recommendation of her pediatrician, has avoided feeding cow’s milk formula because of a possible increased risk. Her baby doesn’t tolerate soy. Her doctor wants to test the baby for some antibody when the baby is about nine months or so old so, to see if it’s “safe” to start feeding cow’s milk. What test could possibly determine that?

May 27, 2001
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We had a child abuse situation in which a five year old male had been physically abused by a family member, and his meter blood sugar was 575 mg/dl [31.9 mmol/L] by meter, and he had no history of diabetes. The Emergency Room physician about his elevated blood sugar said that this was caused by stress. Is this possible?

May 26, 2001
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A family member, who is in her early 50s and has had type 1 for many years, says that she feels better when her sugar levels are high. She gains too much weight and feels terrible when the sugar levels are normal. I also have type 1 and told her to take her insulin and let her body adjust to normal levels.

April 30, 2001
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My four year old son is in the pre-clinical stage of type 1 diabetes. see parents writing in asking about the likelihood of having another member of their immediate family (a child or sibling) develop diabetes, and I have seen your response that there is only a 2%-5% chance. I see so many situations in which type 1 is passed on that your numbers of 2%-5% shock me! Where are you getting your figures?

March 4, 2001
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My youngest son has diabetes, but no other family member does. Why did it skip my other children?

August 6, 2005
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Celebrating Siblings

January 13, 2020
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When a family member is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that diagnosis affects the entire family.  And for siblings of kids with diabetes, adjusting to life with diabetes in the family can have ups and downs that rival blood sugar graphs on the most rollercoaster days. At Children with Diabetes, we recognize how important the […]

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FFL Fall 2021 Virtual Booth – Provention Bio

November 1, 2021

Friend of CWD Learn about early screening for type 1 diabetes (T1D) Tuesday, 11/9 at 8:00 PM, EST Did you know a person is up to 15x more likely to develop T1D if a family member has it? Now, it’s possible to see T1D coming with The Type 1 Test-a type of blood test. It […]

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