I am currently 26 weeks pregnant today, and have been reading quite alot about heredity and the chances that my baby will develop diabetes in her life. We decided to start TTC to conceive with the knowlege that our baby’s chances of getting diabetes are low (1 in 100). I have read that for moms under the age of 25 the chances are 1 in 25 and go up to 1 in 100 for older moms (I am 35).
Anyone know why this is? I know this is a complicated topic but I can’t seem to get definitive answers from the web and my doc didn’t know much either. Wouldn’t it mean that for a Type 1, it would be better to wait to have children until an older age to decrease the chances that a child will get diabetes in life?