does children of diabetic lady are diabetic as well

@kasamb (29)
April 9, 2009 5:57am CST
if any lady is diabetic (type 1 or 2) is it necesary that her new born child is also diabetic at birth or adopt this at some later stage, while her partner is normal?
2 responses
@agmamayo (804)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
There are so many risk factors involved in the development of diabetes in children: 1. being overweight 2. family history of diabetes 3. female gender 4. ethinicity like American-Indian, African-American, Asian or Hispanic/Latino 5. other problems of insulin resistance The single risks factor for Type 2 Diabetes in children is excessive weight. In the US almost one in every five children is overweight, thus there is an increased chance of or doubled risk for that child to develop diabetes. These are some contributory factors for the development of obesity in children: 1. unhealthy eating pattern 2. lack of physical activity 3. inheritance 4. hormonal conditions or problems So If any of these factors are present in your child, then there is a high probability of your child to develop diabetes. Taking note also that the mother is diabetes too, there is a great chance the child will inherit the genes containing the diabetes link so meaning there is a 50% chance that the child will develop diabetes at an early age or later.
@kasamb (29)
• Pakistan
9 Apr 09
thanks agmamayo what m intersted that if it is real as i heard and you aslo said that new born baby may develop diabetes soon or later. Is there any possibility that one can reduce the chance of biabetes in new born baby, or any treatment.
@Informer (803)
• India
9 Apr 09
Hi Kasamb, As I know about this illness, there should not be any chance to transfer this problem to the baby. One just need to consult doctor before delivery and doctor would suggest some precaution which can save baby from this problem...