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Chances of two being Dignosed with Diabetes

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Abuchanan, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Abuchanan

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    Does anyone know the chances of two kids being diagnosed with Diabetes. My youngest (6) has been eating everything in her sight lately. She is starting to make me nervous. But im not sure if im worrying just because her sister is diabetic. Would this have ever bothered me before. Would I have just called it a growth spurt! Maybe its normal but Im just getting uneasy with it! The few times Ive checked her sugars they have been about 110. I havent checked them since she started eating so much. Maybe I should. But I dont want to scare her. So I dont know....
     
  2. twodoor2

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    I just read something today that siblings of Type 1 children have a 10% chance of getting it themselves. It's a low percent, it's not nominal, but it's not a number that would make me lose sleep at night. Good luck!!
     
  3. Abuchanan

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    Thanks that helps put things in perspective!
     
  4. KatelinsMom

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    There are a few people on this forum that have more than one child diagnosed with type 1. So even though the percentage doesn't sound too high, it definitely happens.
     
  5. prima0006

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    It runs in families

    I'm from of family with 6 children - 3 of us are type 1's, so was our dad.

    Don't scare her but do keep an eye on her. If she's lost a lot of weight, is tired, and is constantly urinating, I would get her tested.

    If not, she might just be going through a growth spurt.
     
  6. Abuchanan

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    Would her BG level be high? Meaning I am noticing signs of diabetes with her, but her BG level is normal. So does the BG level eventually elevate or whould it already be elevated if she is showing symtoms?
     
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    we got two
     
  8. twodoor2

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    Is the following true? No Type 1 runs in either of our families. Our doctor said it was a spontaneous genetic mutation that caused Elizabeth's diabetes. However, because she now has the gene, she has a bigger chance of giving it to her offspring than I do.

    Just wondering if that is a true statement.

    Our doctors said we had nothing to really worry about with our other children, unless Elizabeth had an identical twin.
     
  9. Brensdad

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    I call my oldest non-D our little ticking time bomb. Kind of sick and just asking for it but that's the reality I guess. His grandfather, two great aunts, his dad and his sister all with type 1.

    tick....tick.....tick....
     
  10. coconne3

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    I was pregnant when my 3.5yo was diagnosed in January 07. We were told
    <10% chance new baby would get it. I've read about many families with siblings having it too though.....
     
  11. Heather(CA)

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    In general I don't worry abot Seth's brother getting D. But, the other day he was complaining about how THIRSTY he was:eek: More than once. He was 120 on his arm when I tested him. He hasn't complained about it since:confused: It's natural to worry more, If you really think she's having symptoms, trust your gut and test her, if she gets worried, she wont be if the number is normal...Good Luck, it's probably nothing:cwds:
     

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