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From Atascadero, California, USA:

I am 24 years old, have had diabetes since I was nine, and I not had very good control of my blood sugars. I am wondering, if my wife was to become pregnant, would my lack of control affect the baby in any way (any kind of defect, or disease)?


If a father has type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes, which I am sure you do, then the chances of this developing in your child before the age of 20 is about 7%. This is a little higher if it is the father who is affected than if it is the mother. Your poor control would not directly affect this risk.


Original posting 20 Jun 2002
Posted to Family Planning


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