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Genetics and Heredity from 2003

  1. What are the chances of diabetes in a teenager? If I change my diet, will my chances of developing diabetes decrease? (31 Oct 2003)
  2. Are there any tests my daughters can have done that may indicate a predisposition to developing type 1 diabetes in the future? (24 Oct 2003)
  3. What are the chances our children will develop type 1 diabetes? Will breast feeding reduce the chances? (6 Oct 2003)
  4. What are the chances the rest of my children will get any type of diabetes? (25 Sep 2003)
  5. My daughter has been told the second son has only a 5% chance of developing diabetes, but I am afraid for him. (18 Sep 2003)
  6. My doctor told me type 1 is not inherited. Can you give me a clear answer to why so many of my close relatives also have it? (15 Sep 2003)
  7. My child book says type 1 diabetes is inherited and genes must be present on both sides of the family. (5 Sep 2003)
  8. I have gestational diabetes. How soon after you eat should to test your blood? (5 Sep 2003)
  9. I am concerned at the number of autoimmune problems in our family, and the risks for my children. (27 Aug 2003)
  10. Is it possible to go from type 2 to type 1 diabetes through the family tree? (24 Aug 2003)
  11. How often to you hear of or see families in which a parent and both children have type 1 diabetes? (24 Aug 2003)
  12. My stepdaughter was diagnosed with PCOS along with insulin resistance, and her siblings are following in her footsteps. I have a few questions. (14 Aug 2003)
  13. Is this a lot of endocrine stuff going on in one family, or is it just bad luck? (12 Aug 2003)
  14. I have gestational diabetes, and my one hour after meal readings are sometimes really high. Is this okay? (4 Aug 2003)
  15. My husband has hypoglycemia/LADA. Does that mean our children could get it/have it now? (31 Jul 2003)
  16. Is there a link between my husband's celiac disease and my son's diagnosis? Is my son at higher risk for developing celiac disease? (14 Jul 2003)
  17. Seven months ago, I found out I have type 2 diabetes, and I heard that diabetes skips a generation. Is that true? (6 Jul 2003)
  18. I am pregnant with my first child, and I have several questions. (26 Jun 2003)
  19. Are the chances still 6% that my three year old daughter will also be diagnosed with diabetes? Are there tests to see if she will? (24 May 2003)
  20. Nothing peculiar has been found about the biochemistry of mothers who have children with diabetes. Has this been studied much? (17 Mar 2003)
  21. Are there any particular groups that are more likely to have diabetes than any others? (7 Feb 2003)
  22. What the odds my daughter's fraternal twin sister will get diabetes as well? (26 Jan 2003)

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