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Hereditary transmission of type 1 diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hi
User :   thank you for chatting live with me
Doctor :   I'm Dr.XXX
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a question for diabetes
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   my father has diabetes 1 since he was 17 and i m worried that diabetes skips generation
User :   i am planning to start a family and this really worries me
User :   r u there dr XXXX?
Doctor :   There is nothing much can done to prevent hereditary transmission.
User :   what are the chances of my kids getting it?
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes?
User :   how many cases have u diagnozed and i am sure you must be knowing what is the percentage like
User :   i don't have
Doctor :   Does your husband has it?
User :   no
User :   nobody on his side has it, nobody on mom's side has it
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   only my dad got it and my dad's sister's grandson got it
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   when he was 6
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   i am 30
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   When was the last time you checked you blood glucose?
User :   last year and i am fine
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   my question is - is type 1 hereditary? does it skip generation? what is the percentage of kids getting through grandparents etc? what are the chances , percentage wise that my child can get it?
Doctor :   You have to wait for results.
User :   what do u mean?
Doctor :   the diabetes may happen any way between 20 to 60 years.
User :   i am asking u something and ur reply in different
User :   i don't think u understand
User :   i am shocked to see your reply on my questions
Doctor :   Right
Doctor :   The prevalance of Type 1 Diabetes cannot be predicted in skip generations
Doctor :   The kids of the parents have the incidence of 35%
User :   i asked grandparents
User :   i think u r just doing a google search and typing results. i wanted to know how many cases have u seen etc. and i wanted u to share some stories
Doctor :   Are you sure that your grandparents have Type 1
User :   oh my godddd
User :   i asked if my father has then what are the chances my kid can have
User :   thank you! i am unable to continue this conversation. it is not going anywhere
Doctor :   I said " The incidence of grandchildren cannot be predicted
Doctor :   Thank you for chatting with me
User :   forget prediction. i asked u how many cases u have seen. u r a doctor so i thought u would be able to share cases
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