Hi, a quick intro. My name is Teresa and I have two children with type 1 diabetes. My oldest son was diagnosed at 5 and is 15 now. My oldest son is from my first marriage. My ex-husband's mother had type 1 since she was 16 and my ex was diagnosed with type 1 in his 30s so for my oldest to have diabetes was not a huge shock to me. Now, my second son from my current marriage was diagnosed in October with type 1 as well. I took this diagnosis much harder and am still struggling with it. There is no family history of type 1 in my husband or myself although there is a history of type 2 and I did have gestational diabetes with my last pregnancy (although not with his). I guess the other thing that perplexes me is our endo said Steven (my second son) did not test positive for antibodies. He said that he was basing type 1 off of his C-Peptide levels and something else, but I can't remember. It's just been bothering me that he doesn't have antibodies for it and I've yet to meet anyone with a type 1 diagnosis that doesn't have antibodies. I have debated on having my other kids screened for antibodies, especially since Steven doesn't have any, but it is also very hard for me to understand how I have two kids with diabetes now. It just seems there has to be some kind of link to me. I don't know I guess this is rambling here, but I am wondering if anyone else here has a child with diabetes without antibodies being present.