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From New Orleans, Louisiana, USA:

I am 22 years old, I am 35 weeks pregnant, I have had type 1 diabetes for six years, and my husband has had it for 24 years. What is the chance that our son will inherit diabetes?


The etiology of type 1 diabetes is multifactorial and thus unpredictable. Just because your husband and you have diabetes does not automatically mean that your offspring will develop diabetes.


[Editor's comment: See The Risk of Developing Type 1 Diabetes. SS]

Original posting 14 Oct 2002
Posted to Genetics and Heredity


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