Siblings with Type 1

melanie76
By melanie76 Latest Reply 2010-07-01 16:54:38 -0500
Started 2010-06-30 22:25:58 -0500

What is the % rate of both siblings having diabetes and one them having 2 children with diabetes? I can't seem to find anybody that can answer that for me. So I hope someone can help me.


5 replies

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-07-01 16:54:38 -0500 Report

Mayo Clinic "The Essential Diabetic Book" (c) 2009 states:

relative / type 1 risk / type 2 risk

mother / 1-5% / 5-20%
father / 5-15% / 5-20%
both parents / 0-25% / 25-50%
brother/sister / 5-10% / 25-50%
identical twin / 25-50% / 60-75%

How ironic that I just read this excerpt in the book last night.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2010-07-01 07:54:06 -0500 Report

It's too difficult to put a % on since there are so many genes involved and when you start talking about 2 generations you are looking at so many different sources for the genes. Plus, since it's not understood why anyone gets diabetes it's very difficult to figure out your chances of getting it.

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-06-30 23:12:40 -0500 Report

It is possible…it is called genetics. I don't know a % for it but do know from schooling that it is possible. At least this is what doctors have told me.

melanie76
melanie76 2010-07-01 00:08:50 -0500 Report

Well I guess that I am the 1%. No one else in my family anywhere has type 1. It started with me when I was 11. Then my brother when he was 26 (now 36). And now my 2 Sons. The 1st when he was 11 (now 15) and the 2nd a month ago (age 9).