Families with Multiple Members with Type 1


Families with Multiple Members with Type 1

A group for families that have more than one member with Type 1.

Members: 91
Latest Activity: Jan 16

Just to introduce myself my name is Tracy from Tulare, CA. A proud wife and mother. My Husband is a Type 1 diabetic ( dx @ 16 months )on the Omnipod since 6/2010 and both of my sons are also type 1. Michael age 8 dx 5/2008 on the Omnipod since 1/2009 and Owen is 6 dx with type 1 and hypothyrodism 7/2008 he is also on the Omnipod since 4/2010. He was also participating in TrailNet prior to dx where he was shown to be positive for the antibodies). I started this group to get to know other families that have multiple members with type 1.

If you have a partner or spouse with type 1 diabetes, check out the online program Just for Partners, offered by Behavioral Diabetes Institute.  It's free!

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Comment by Kimberly Kuncl on April 15, 2009 at 5:29am
Hi. My name is Kimberly. Both of my children have T1. We do not have any previous family history of T1 before my kids were diagnosed. Trevor was dx at 4 yo and is now 10 yo. Taylor was dx at 6 yo and will be 8 in May.
Comment by Charity on March 22, 2009 at 5:08pm
Hi my name is Charity, I have two boys with type 1 diabetes. My mother has type two diabetes my brother was dxd with type 1 diabetes after my older son was dxd. My oldest son has 3 autoimune disorders.
Comment by lev on March 22, 2009 at 4:53pm
hi my name is lev, i am a type 1 as was my father and two of my brothers. one of my brothers was not. i have 4 children also. three bays and a girl. two of the boys and the girl are all type 1. my brother (the one that has type that is still alive) has the same number of children as me. three boys and a girl. one boy and one girl and type 1. they say that typ 1 is only two percent genetic... i think that we got the whole two percent. it is an odd thing to be on a first name basis with most of the joslin clinic, from the admiting secrateries to the phlebotomist....
Comment by Terrie on October 24, 2008 at 3:39am
Hi There Tracy: :o)

Welcome to TuDiabetes and a Big Hug for you. We're Very Happy to receive you. I'm sorry that your Boys were dxd. with Diabetes. I know Males have a greater chance of having Children with Diabetes but I must say that I am surprised that both of your Boys have it. Hopefully you will teach them Well and they will thoroughly understand your lessons so they will be able to more easily accept this disease. They are Heartbreakers by the way. ;-)

My oldest Brother was dxd. at age 4, then my youngest Brother was dxd. at age 4, then I was dxd.at age 3. My oldest Brother's twin Sister(age 54 now) does not have Diabetes thankfully.

We knew of no one else in our Family that had Diabetes. Then about 18 years later my first Cousin was dxd. with Type 1. Some Aunts and Uncles were dxd. with Type 2 a little after that, one by one mostly after age 55. Then my second Cousin's 3 Boys were dxd. at about ages 11, 7 and then 3. My Cousin nor her Husband had Diabetes. That's about it.

I do hope that you and ALL your Men are and will continue to do Well. I know that you will be scared sometimes and probably shed some fearful tears. I saw my Mom and Dad go through a lot but way back then there wasn't much info or help.

Since it's a different time, I'm probably not of much help but if you want to, ask me anything. God Bless You and ALL your Boys.

*Terrie* :o)

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