Type 1

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2014-06-28 07:50:45 -0500
Started 2014-06-27 15:19:50 -0500

What are the chances that my grandchildren develop Type 1 diabetes since I have Type 1.

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Jeff82 2014-06-28 01:01:18 -0500 Report

As Lou said it is caused by the body attacking the beta cells; there has been research done, and kid's chances of getting diabetes are higher if their parents are diabetic. If it is the father 1/10, mother 1/25 (10% versus 4%)
I would not be too worried, this genetically and mathematically is out of your control, and will be decided by your child, his/her spouse, and human nature.
Many blessings, and I hope you have a happy and healthy grandchild. -Jeff

Type1Lou 2014-06-27 18:22:06 -0500 Report

Nobody really knows what causes the body to destroy the beta cells that produce insulin. That destruction is what causes Type 1 diabetes. To the best of my knowledge, there is more of a genetic factor in the development of Type 2 diabetes than in Type 1.

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