View Full Version : Parents that are Gulfwar Vets (syndrome link)
11-19-2008, 11:06 AM
I was wondering if there are any parents out there of Type I children that are also Gulfwar Vets. There are not many studies that looked for links between the parent and child, so I am curious. My husband is a Gulfwar Vet with possible minor symptoms of the syndrome and our daughter (5) is type I.
11-19-2008, 11:29 AM
I know that a few have asked about a possible link from agent orange from Vietnam. My father had exposure and he questions if that could have residual effects to my child? I just know that others have also mentioned it.
03-09-2009, 05:31 PM
My husband is a gulf war vet and also has some health issues related to his military service, but type 1 runs in his family as well. I don't think there is a connection personally.
07-27-2009, 11:41 PM
this is kind of an old thread, but i wanted to chime in as well.
my husband is a veteran of the gulf war. he was over there in 1999 and 2000.
my father was in vietnam with all of the agent orange crap too (before I was born). i don't think his connection to the "conflict" and to his grandchildren has any bearing on my daughter's diagnosis though.
my 4 year is T1, and was the first child born to us after he returned. neither of us has any familial history of diabetes.
08-01-2009, 07:22 PM
Yes my husband is a Disabled Gulf War Vet and our daughter who is now 9 got Diabetes at age 1. I to wonder about the stuff our soldiers were exposed to and how it effected our child:confused:
08-02-2009, 01:04 AM
my husband and I are both Air Force Vets but neither went to the gulf and although I was mobility ready I did not receive all the inoculations associated with going to the gulf - I was pregnant at the time when my supervisors were getting me mobility ready so that I could go.
Anyway - no gulf war, no vietnam war, yes WWII.
But honestly, I don't think there is a connection.
I blame our food and our lack of respect for the earth.