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Genetics and Heredity from 2000

  1. What are the chances of a child getting diabetes if the father has insulin dependent diabetes and marries his first cousin? (29 Dec 2000)
  2. Can you explain what uniparental bisomy of chromosome 6 is? Is there any predicatable course for this disease? (20 Dec 2000)
  3. I have just officially been told I am seven and one-half weeks pregnant and am concerned about complications for me and my unborn baby. (18 Dec 2000)
  4. Are there any studies linking the genes that cause type 1 to the genes that cause heart disease or is this just one of those fluky things? (28 Nov 2000)
  5. Is it possible, since it does not run in his family, that my husband's diabetes was caused by the accident? (26 Nov 2000)
  6. I am a 21 year old who wants to get married but am worried because may partner has type 2 diabetes. I am concerned about my child getting it. Is that possible and what are the statistics? (26 Nov 2000)
  7. What are odds of having children with diabetes? Does diabetes cause any problems with conceiving? (21 Nov 2000)
  8. My boyfriend has type 1 diabetes. I have several questions that I am very concerned about. (13 Nov 2000)
  9. Is there a genetic screen for Wolfram Syndrome? (11 Nov 2000)
  10. How serious are the hypoglycemic conditions I've mentioned? Is there some thought to whether these problems with my children are genetic? (10 Nov 2000)
  11. We are shocked and find it unbelievable that all three of our children have come down with this disease in a nine month period. (6 Nov 2000)
  12. What is the genetics behind the disease? I am African-American and I know that it affects our race tremendously. (3 Nov 2000)
  13. I am 11 years old and would like to know if I have a chance of getting diabetes. (17 Oct 2000)
  14. Has any relationship between gestational diabetes and obesity or glucose intolerance in offspring been found? (26 Sep 2000)
  15. They are suggesting juvenile diabetes. Could you tell me what the symptoms might be, and what they should be doing? (19 Sep 2000)
  16. What is the chance of this happening in my next pregnancy? Is there a chance that my daughter will have diabetes when she is older? (10 Sep 2000)
  17. An acquaintance stated that diabetes is more common in boys. Is this true? (23 Aug 2000)
  18. Lately, my readings have been in the 140 ml/dl [7.8 mmol/l] range. Could this be the beginning of type 1 for me? (21 Aug 2000)
  19. At the age of 30, I developed diabetes. My father and brother also have diabetes. I have three kids. What type of precautions do I have to take for them? (15 Aug 2000)
  20. Is it possible to have both type 1 and type 2 diabetes at the same time? (31 Jul 2000)
  21. Would my having PCOS and/or psoriasis make him more prone to carry the genetic make up for type 1? (27 Jul 2000)
  22. Should I be concerned about my daughter either (1) developing diabetes (type 1 or 2), or (2) developing PCOS like I did? (25 Jul 2000)
  23. I would like to know if we can have a biological child and the chances of it having diabetes. (24 Jul 2000)
  24. I had gestational diabetes when pregnant. I am worried that my son could end up with diabetes. (8 Jul 2000)
  25. My father has diabetes. Do I have to worry about getting diabetes myself? (27 Jun 2000)
  26. I was just wondering if they have found out which gene is responsible for diabetes. (20 Jun 2000)
  27. I have heard that one factor that can help us in determining the heredity in diabetes is the HLA DR type. (15 Jun 2000)
  28. Can just one member of the family have Type 1 diabetes? (8 May 2000)
  29. What is the probability of a IDDM male having diabetic children in his middle to late twenties? (29 Mar 2000)
  30. Is hypoglycemia genetic? My dad was hypoglycemic. (25 Jan 2000)

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