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.

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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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DFF(Diabetes Friend Forever)

Started by Renata Pellino-Porter Feb 18, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by aliceclones on February 27, 2011 at 5:42pm
My youngest daughter assumes that since her sisters have D that she will also eventually get it. She even asks us to finger poke her occasionally, just to make sure! So far she is autoantibody negative, but she still has a long ways to go!
Comment by SpikeJ on February 27, 2011 at 5:10pm
I've had Type I since I was 3 months old. My youngest brother was diagnosed with it at the age of 29 a few years back. We keep on teasing our middle bro that it's only a matter of time. My maternal grandfather had myasthenia gravis. Apart from that there's no one else with any autoimmune problems.
Comment by Trev on January 30, 2011 at 12:07am
Hello everyone.
I have type 1 and 2 out of our five children have type one.
Hope everyone is well.
Comment by aliceclones on December 15, 2010 at 7:20pm

We have a lot of thyroid in both sides (mine and my hubbys), and i have 2 cousins with celiacs, and we now know those are all related to D. so my girls just got the D on the wheel of auto immune diseases.

Comment by Renata Pellino-Porter on December 15, 2010 at 11:22am

We didn't have Diabetes in our family histories either however auto immune diseases run rampant...so...I guess it's not too suprising.

Comment by D. Bahr on December 15, 2010 at 9:34am

I'm Daun, and I've been on Tu for awhile now.  My oldest daughter was diagnosed in September of 2005 and my youngest was diagnosed in March of 2006.  Other than my nephew, who was diagnosed in 2001, T1 was non-existent in my family for three generations that we knew of.  My great-grandmother and her brother both had it.

My daughters were both diagnosed when we lived in Seattle.  Our endo there said that diagnosis seemed to occur in "waves".  Some really bad years and some years with almost none.  There were four other families in the PICU when my youngest was diagnosed.  We were the third sibling family they had that season.


We are back in San Diego now and the girls are two of four D children in the school. They have both been on the OmniPod for about a year.

Comment by Renata Pellino-Porter on December 14, 2010 at 7:37pm

Alice we moved from Seattle to New Zealand. My son was there when he was diagnosed. My daughter was diagnosed in Texas.

Comment by aliceclones on December 14, 2010 at 7:16pm

Also forgot to mention, my oldest daughter was the 4th sibling diagnosed at childrens hospital in seattle in the month of october. the doctor are a bit spooked because they aren't sure what is going on!

Comment by aliceclones on December 14, 2010 at 7:15pm

Hello everyone. My name is Charis, and we are in Seattle, WA. I have 4 children.

Last thanksgiving my daughter who was 6 at the time was dx'd with sudden rapid onset of T1, she was in a coma with severe DKA, but she still had a low A1C, or lower than they expected considering her BG was too high to test, she had no natural occuring insulin by that time either (no honeymoon). She was the first in either mine or my husbands family.

Then in september we found out that my oldest daughter was positive for 2 autoantibodies, and she was clinically diagnosed the begining of october. 

So far the youngest 2 are auto-antibody free, but that doesn't keep me from worrying!

Comment by Jacky on August 12, 2010 at 4:40pm
Hi all, it's interesting to met and read about so many multiple families!

My Mom was D'xed at age 9 months with type 1 back in 1946, she was the only one out of 12 siblings with type 1 D. Her siblings, as they got older, tend to turn type 2, I think only 3 so far do not have a type 2 Dx.

I was D'xed at age 10 months ols. My sister (and her 3 kids for that matter) are all non D. She had gestational D with one of her pregnancies, but it was aesily controlled by diet, and went away after birth.

Both of my girls, were D'xed at less than 12 months old, Karissa, now 20, was D'xed at 7 months old. Allie, now 12, was D'xed at 11 months old.

It's so nice to met all of you, and read your stories!

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