How many people in your immediate family have type 1 diabetes?
More than one child
One parent and one child
One parent and more than one child
Both parents and one child
Both parents and more than one child
One or more adults, but no children
Another relative has type 1 diabetes
No relative I know has type 1 diabetes
None, I am a health care professional
How many people in your immediate family have type 1 diabetes?Poll dates: October 14 - 21, 2001
Total Votes: 860
The majority of visitors to our web site report having only one child with type 1 diabetes in their family. Since most kids who are diagnosed don't have type 1 diabetes in their family, this makes sense.
However, 30% of our visitors have more than one person in their immediate family with type 1 diabetes, showing that there is some genetic component.
The Risk of Developing Type 1 Diabetes summarizes the science as it is presently understood.
Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 15:36:57
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