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From Spokane, Washington, USA

type 1 diabetes, and my other girl is a bit overweight. (She has a nice belly showing.) What are the odds of her developing type 2 diabetes? What are the chances the rest of my children will get any type of diabetes?


See The Risk of Developing Type 1 Diabetes.


[Editor's comment: Type 2 diabetes is inherited independently from type 1 diabetes. So, the fact that you have one child with type 1 does not mean increased risk of type 2 in the other children, and an only slightly increased risk of type 1. WWQ]

Original posting 25 Sep 2003
Posted to Genetics and Heredity


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