pregnancy and diabetic

By josephine5213 Latest Reply 2011-11-26 12:34:22 -0600
Started 2011-11-20 17:30:11 -0600

is it true that a diabetic who gets pregnant the baby will also be a diabetic..Just asking..

5 replies

jayabee52 2011-11-21 15:44:08 -0600 Report

The mother of my 3 sons had pregnancy induced diabetes for each of my 3 sons. With each succeeding pregnancy got the diabetes earlier in the pregnancy. So far ( sons are 29, 27 and 22) they have no signs of diabetes. We decided to stop tyring to have a girl so that she might not get diabetes. So far, she has not. I am concerned for my sons, because their mom's mother had t2 and I have t2 as well. A lot of folks in my mother's family of origin also had diabetes.

Here's something from Joslin on genetics and diabetes:

ralph92 2011-11-21 10:01:30 -0600 Report

I have had 2 children while being diabetic, neither of them are diabetic. I was told that mothers with diabetes had big babies, not so in my was 6.2lbs the other 7.2 lbs. Just remember to eat a healthy diet while PG and take your medication

lucymarcum 2011-11-26 12:34:22 -0600 Report

i'm 24 yrs old and have been dx'ed for 3 months with type 2. it was my dream to have a big family and when i first got my dx i was scared about all the implications. thank you so much for posting this, you've given me some hope about all of it!

Caroltoo 2011-11-20 18:24:08 -0600 Report

Depending on how mom's and dad's genes combine, the child can be predisposed to diabetes.

The statistics do show that a person with a first degree relative with Type 1 is more likely to have it. I've not seen similar figures on Type 2. However, the stats point to a possibility, but do not say that a child WILL have diabetes, only that there is a higher possibility that they might.

In other words, having a first generation relative with Type 1 is considered a risk factor, not a predictor.

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