Q. Will the child get type 1 diabetes if both the parents have it?

Answered by
Dr. Sugandh Garg
and medically reviewed by Dr.Sowmiya
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 19, 2023

Hi doctor,

My wife and I have type 1 diabetes. I have had it for the past few years; my wife was diagnosed with type 1 last year. My question is since both of us have diabetes, can it affect our baby? My wife is five months pregnant. I am worried about the little one. How can I prevent complications (if any)? Kindly help me.



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If both parents have type 1 diabetes, the child will likely develop it. It is a genetic factor. However, if the child is taught to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and healthy diet habits, then the child may not get affected by it.

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