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how many of you have been diagnosed late, like 50...? do you have diabetes in your family?
I was 55 when I was diagnosed with type 2. I was not aware of any family history at that time, but I have discovered a lot since.
are my chances (not really good choice of word, really) higher if I have two kids with type 1, but no other history in the family?
I know you're serious, so please forgive me, but I couldn't help immediately thinking of this old bumper sticker:
Insanity is hereditary!
I got it from my kids!
I suggest you have a closer look at your grand-parents than your kids - but I applaud you for still being sane (and for looking after them) with two T1 kids :)
Parameters for sanity? Totally subjective and based on my own standards :)
Sometimes I'm like the soldier at the passing-out parade whose proud mum points out is the only one in step.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter
I wonder if people diagnosed as Type 1 at older ages (let's say 18+) have different genes involved than those who are diagnosed at younger ages (under 18). I see a lot of people with multiple Type 1s in the same family where everyone was diagnosed as a kid or teenager, and others where everyone was diagnosed as an adult. Maybe that might explain the differences in insulin production, etc. as well.
I was diagnosed at age 9 and have absolutely no diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2) anywhere in my immediate or extended family.