I was curious how common this is? My wife and I, before getting married, went to discuss the chances of our children getting Type 1 should we decide to have children with my Endo. We were told at the time (this was in 1994) that were my wife the one that was Type 1 and not myself (so reversed than what was reality) it would be a greater chance of being passed on to our children.
Now fast forward to 2006 when my 2nd daughter was diagnosed (on our Anniversary no less) with Type 1. We discussed with my daughters Endo what we were told back in 1994. Apparently sometime between 94 and 06 they reversed that thinking and even now studies show that if the Father is Type 1 the children have a greater chance of turning up with Type 1. Not that it matters though, we still would have had children either way.
Are any of you Parents, like me, Type 1 as well?
If so, I wonder if you see the same advantages that I do. When I was diagnosed I was the first and only one in my family with Diabetes. I didn’t know anyone with Diabetes at home or school. This led me to rebell… turn my back on my health. Thankfully I am past that but through it I learned lessons that will certainly be passed on to my daughter that is living with it. Having her watching me be her example is a burden that I welcome.