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Can diabetes be inherited? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good morning doctor
User:I have a question regarding type 1 diabetes
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:To start with can it be passed hereditarily
Doctor:Type 1 diabetes can be inherited.
Doctor:This is the common type which is found in young children due to hereditary reasons.
User:ok, does it have an impact on day to day life if precautions are taken? What is the toll on daily life?
Doctor:Both form of diabetes is managed in almost a similar way and both does have some implication on life.
Doctor:However when treatment is followed strictly along with a strict life style
Doctor:one can have a normal life without much complications.
User:ok, does it have an age related impact as well?
Doctor:There have been many such examples. Wasim Akram, the famous Pakistan cricketer is one such example.
User:life expectancy?
Doctor:Life expectancy is a factors which is associated with multiple conditions.
User:are they at a greater risk of coronary or kidney disease?
Doctor:Though diabetes can influence that, there are many others like smoking, alcohol and so on which have more impacts of life expectancy.
Doctor:If sugars are kept under control I would say, there is no significant effects on both life expectancy and organ condition (coronary / kidney) disease.
User:ok, thanks for your help
Doctor:It's only when the sugars go berserk, there is a problem.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:I'll come back later if I have any more questions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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