My fiancee's uncle is a PA and he said that we shouldn't have kids because 5 out of 7 of his sibling's were type 1 diabetic. And, I am type 1 diabetic. I think that he thought we would be breeding mutant children. But, I have no family Hx, so he decided that he thought it was all right. He's kinda a freaky old man.
I honestly, never considered not having children because I thought that my kid would have it. Since, I have no family Hx, it just simply never occurred to me. I've always been more worried about if I could demonstrate good enough BG control to have a healthy birth. 5 out of 7 kids with type 1, does seem like an extraordinary prevalence rate. You ever heard of that before? If there's one thing harder than being a diabetic, though, it would be being the mother of a diabetic....or, five diabetics. Jesus. I sure she died young.
I have always felt like diseases that are passed through the generations ( like, most of them are) are passed, like that, for a reason. It sorta encapsulates the diabetic, or alcoholic, or narcoleptic, in a shell of generational knowledge that helps them survive, even though the odds aren't really in their favor.
I always felt at a bit of a disadvantage, as a diabetic who was the only type 1 in the family. I think that my diagnosis was extremely traumatic for my mother, in ways that I won't ever really understand. Its something that she will never some to terms with. I didn't even tell her when I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 27.
Anyway, I'm going on and on....How was pregnancy on you and your developing child? BTW, I don't take meds for the epilepsy and I am not too worried about that playing much of a role, compared to diabetes, in pregnancy.