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Genetics and Heredity from 2005

  1. My grandson was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Should his identical twin also get tested for diabetes? (26 Dec 2005)
  2. Since my husband and his father both have type 1, what are the chances our future children will have it? How can we prevent it? (29 Nov 2005)
  3. I've had dizziness and numbness on the left side of my body. I am going to be tested for diabetes, which runs in my father's family. Is diabetes hereditary? (15 Oct 2005)
  4. If I have type 1 diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and type II polyglandular autoimmune disease, does this increase my chances of passing my autoimmune genes to my children? (2 Oct 2005)
  5. My husband and his daughter both have type 1. Does this mean our daughter has a greater risk of it? Should she have annual blood work as a precaution? (15 Aug 2005)
  6. My youngest son has diabetes, but no other family member does. Why did it skip my other children? (6 Aug 2005)
  7. What are the chances of two people with type 1 having a child with type 1? Is it possible to employ "genetic engineering" to "remove" the afflicted genetic materials? (16 Jul 2005)
  8. If my children follow a healthy diet and are physically active, will it delay or prevent the onset of diabetes, if they are genetically predisposed? (16 Jun 2005)
  9. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 2001, but the diabetes never went away. I was told I had type 2. Could I have late onset type 1? (6 Jun 2005)
  10. Is it possible for siblings to have diabetes? We are concerned that two of our children had elevated blood sugars. One daughter already has diabetes. (12 Apr 2005)
  11. If someone with pre-diabetes marries, what are the potential health problems for his children? (26 Feb 2005)
  12. Can people with diabetes have children? (21 Jan 2005)
  13. How common is it for siblings to have type 1 diabetes? I have two daughters who both have type 1. (21 Jan 2005)
  14. I have a child diagnosed at nine months old. How long would you recommend I breast feed a new baby? Is there anything else I can do diet-wise? (11 Jan 2005)

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