What is the risk of getting type 1 diabetes if my dad died from it?
- 27 Mar 2010 by kaykla
- 30 Mar 2010
- diabetes, type 1
My dad had type 1 diabetes & I want to know the risk of also getting it. I am 14 & he died from it?
hi kaykla,ur way too young to b stressin over that stuff. why dont u get tested for it. but today have a little fun your young enjoy it. sometimes they say it runs in the family. but they say alot of stuff. by the way who are they? they talk too much.
My daughter's dad has type 1 and I had her checked by an endocrinologist and he said her chance of getting it was 25%. I hope that helped answer this for you. My daughter is 19, a bit heavier than she should be and is diabetes free. The doc said there is slightly more risk if you are overweight, my daughter is and she still does NOT have diabetes and is taking steps to get healthier.
Kaykla are you going to be a doctor? Something to just consider.
I believe in telling like it is. It is a 1 in 10 or just 10%. A good diet, playing and running also enjoying life is a factor.
Go outside and think and enjoy of what life has to offer you.
I agree with the others, enjoy yourself (life) and yes get tested. I have late onset of type 1 which was never expected, I have niver been overweight. Live life to the fullest.
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