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From Spokane, Washington, USA:

My husband is 45 years old and is a Type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at age 35. Our daughter that is 24 years old was diagnosed Type 1 diabetic at age 10. She just had a baby a year ago, pregnancy went fine, had a perfect little baby. Is there much chance of her baby developing Type 1 diabetes?

Answer:

Without doing any further testing of your husband, daughter or grandchild, the risk is around 6% or, to put it another way, not terribly likely.

KJR

[Editor's Note: For additional information, see The Risk of Developing Type 1 Diabetes. JSH.]

Original posting 26 Jun 97

  
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