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Halfbaked, I have a question. Have you had your other dc tested to see if they are carriers of the gene? I've been debating this for about 3 yrs now because part of me feels like I need to be prepared but the other part of me feels like I shouldn't add to my stress level. Obviously (is their studies are correct) I'm a carrier but I do not have diabetes nor does anyone in my family for as far back as I can trace the generations.
Anyway, I was just wondering. Our dr. asks us about it every so often and last yr they were providing free screenings so it's really been weighing on my mind.
Cortney...mom to A, C, E, L, I, and R
You know, I keep meaning to but never seem to get around to it. No one in my family, as far back as we could trace, had type 1 either and yet 3/7 now have it. I know when I was younger my brothers and sister were all tested for it. At the time there were just 2 of us with it. My sister is the only one that came back at a higher rate of getting it. She did get gestational diabetes but not type 1. My other brother didn't test positive but still got it so who knows how accurate it is. I will eventually get my kids tested just because there are new studies to try and slow or stop it, but not because I just have to know. I already randomly test their sugar so Im sure they'll enjoy me getting even more anxious about It.
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