Can diabetes be inherited? - Online Doctor Chats
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I have a question regarding type 1 diabetes
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To start with can it be passed hereditarily
Type 1 diabetes can be inherited.
This is the common type which is found in young children due to hereditary reasons.
ok, does it have an impact on day to day life if precautions are taken? What is the toll on daily life?
Both form of diabetes is managed in almost a similar way and both does have some implication on life.
However when treatment is followed strictly along with a strict life style
one can have a normal life without much complications.
ok, does it have an age related impact as well?
There have been many such examples. Wasim Akram, the famous Pakistan cricketer is one such example.
Life expectancy is a factors which is associated with multiple conditions.
Though diabetes can influence that, there are many others like smoking, alcohol and so on which have more impacts of life expectancy.
If sugars are kept under control I would say, there is no significant effects on both life expectancy and organ condition (coronary / kidney) disease.
ok, thanks for your help
It's only when the sugars go berserk, there is a problem.
Do you have any other query?
I'll come back later if I have any more questions
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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