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Transmission of hereditary diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello.
User :   Hi
User :   pls ignore the earlier messages..that was for someone else
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   i have a question on diabetes
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   is it true that diabetes skips generation? my dad is type 1
Doctor :   It may skip.
User :   he got it when he was 17. his sister's grandson got it when he was 6. me and my brother don't have. i am 30 and about to start family
User :   i m worried that my kids might get
Doctor :   I can under stand your concern .
User :   can u tell me how many cases u have seen where it skipped
Doctor :   I'm a general practitioner
Doctor :   I haven't seen any case till now.
User :   oh so u won't be able to help me with in-depth info?
Doctor :   I'm afraid,
User :   did u have kid patients with diabetes?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   with type 1
User :   and how many had a family history?
User :   of type 1?
Doctor :   Most of them.
User :   most of them had family history of type 1?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   but u just told me that u haven't seen any case till now? i m lil confused
Doctor :   I meant skipped generation.
User :   oh so u haven't seen skipped generation case. ok then the cases u saw were they related?
Doctor :   offspring.
Doctor :   i meant their children.
User :   ok
User :   what are the chances of me getting type 1 like my dad?
User :   i am 30 now
Doctor :   Parent to child transmission of type 1 diabetes is less than
Doctor :   15%
User :   but do people get diabetes type 1 at 30 or above?
User :   i heard it mostly happens in teens
Doctor :   You are right.
User :   have u seen cases of this parent to child transmission when child could be 30 or above?
User :   what does ur research say?
Doctor :   As i said i'm not a specialist in dealing with
User :   btw doctor..what is your name and where are you from?
Doctor :   diabetes nor involve research for the same.
User :   is there no specialist i can speak with? because i am really concerned
Doctor :   You can consult any diabetologist near your place.
User :   is there nobody online?
Doctor :   No.
Doctor :   But,
Doctor :   There is a facility
Doctor :   to consult diabetologist through
Doctor :   phone or through e-mail.
User :   ok. i will email the customer service for this
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
Doctor :   I have sent a link.
User :   not much! i want answers on diabetes and someone who has dealth with it since a long time and i understand this is not your area
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   thank you! are you from India?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye. thanks
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