Diabetes and Genetics . What Leads to Diabetes?

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-07-02 00:40:32 -0500
Started 2010-07-01 00:27:06 -0500

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes have different causes. Yet two factors are important in both. First, you must inherit a predisposition to the disease. Second, something in your environment must trigger diabetes.

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/genet...

Genes alone are not enough. One proof of this is identical twins. Identical twins have identical genes. Yet when one twin has type 1 diabetes, the other gets the disease at most only half the time. When one twin has type 2 diabetes, the other's risk is at most 3 in 4.

( American Diabetes Association Reprint )

What are your thoughts about this ?

~Mays~


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melanie76
melanie76 2010-07-02 00:40:32 -0500 Report

My brother and I have type 1 and my 2 sons have type 1 what are the odds that when I have grandchildren, they will have it?

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