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From California, USA:

I have a friend that found out she was diabetic at the age of 14. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother may also be. By what I understand, he drank (possibly her mother too) when my friend was conceived. Is there any information relating diabetes and sugar disorders with children of alcoholics?


I do not know of a connection between alcohol consumption and the development of diabetes in a fetus, nor a proclivity toward diabetes in this group.


Original posting 28 Feb 1998
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