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Suffering from Type 1 diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User : bf has type 1 diabetes - family history, can u advise me how much can i go ahead with starting a family with him?
Doctor :   type 1 diabetes is diabetes which require insulin for the treatment
Doctor :   it runs in famillies
Doctor :   and it has genetic component which makes it the disorder which run in family
User :   what i meant was can he lead a normal lifestyle? can we go ahead n marry?
User :   does he life span shorten to a great deal?
Doctor :   to marry him or not you decide but he can and he will lead a normal life if good diabetic control is maintained

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