Just wondering if we could make a list of autoimmune diseases? When we took Tessa to the endo they asked if there was any Diabetes or other autoimmune diseases in the family, but didn't really tell us what they were looking for. Now I was reading another thread and I think there are more than I realized in our family. My dh has 2 first cousins with type 1 and an aunt with Crohn's Disease. I have hypothyroidism. There are probably more. Does it matter if you have autoimmune diseases in the family? Is there any connection between type 1 and type 2 in the family?