From America On-Line:
My mother and two of her brothers have Type 2 diabetes. My husband's father and two of his sisters (my husband's aunts) also have Type 2 diabetes. Is our son more at risk for Type 1 diabetes because it runs in our family? Is he more at risk for Type 2 diabetes?
The risk of a child developing type 1 diabetes in a family with Type 2 diabetes should be about the same as any other individual, and I would think it would not be increased. On the other hand, the risk of this child developing type 2 diabetes later in life would be definitely increased, perhaps to about a 50% chance when middle-aged or elderly, and would be even more likely if obese.
Original posting 8 Jul 1998
Posted to Genetics and Heredity
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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