Hello, like you I was diagnosed older I was 22 living in Boston having the time of my life. I didn’t know what diabetes was when I was hospitalized. Now it’s been awhile I’m 47 now but when I went to the Joslin I thought they told us 1 T1d parent the kid has a 5% chance and with both parents it goes to 10%. Please don’t rip me apart it’s been awhile but that’s always stuck with me. They also told us it usually skips a generation, no sure on that.
All I can say is when my son was younger he was normal weight then in high school he played football and blew up too 280 by 16. Obviously for his height of 5’11 that’s to much and he didn’t feel good about himself and literally to this day works out extremely hard. His weight now is 157lbs and he is 21 and healthy healthy.
I never thought about it I guess, pretty ignorant of me I just never thought the chances were high his pancreas and immune system would have the same issue, it’s different than type 2. I can almost remember signs of me going low as a teenager and my eye sight going blurry but would drink so much Mountain Dew it probably fixed the low, who knows.
I don’t even know how any of this relates scientifically but I’m not one or a doctor just a father that let his kid live without putting fears in his head. even when he was obese I never thought of him getting type 1, I would say lay off the soda it’s not good at the rate your drinking it and thought of type 2 when he got older but he is a health conscience adult now, also when he stopped drinking diet soda, that’s only soda we had at the time he lost 30lbs.
I would just say do what your doing, teach healthy eating, don’t buy processed crap food and implement exercise or some kind of sports, just get the body moving.
This is a tough one and I won’t lie and say you didn’t have me thinking guilty thoughts of what if something happens, I never even thought of that seriously and he was a planned child. Best of everything to your family, my advice is just live life unless you see or they feel something that looks concerning.
I see your point with the testing but if your symptoms were anything like mine they came on fast and feverishly, I went from fine one day to drinking 3 gallons of water and peeing every 5 minutes, ya’ll know how it is. I’m sure all the testing in the world can tell you some good chances but we have no control over something like this, I mean real control like I’m not going to touch the hot oven control. We have resources to help but like so many others have said a real crap shoot. That stress cannot be good for you. Best of everything to you and the family
Edit/ I just remembered obviously kids get physicals and blood work, we just went by that information and he was fine. But in 2020 I’m sure there are things they are doing that is amazing, I’m definitely behind the 8 ball on all things diabetes. Just related to you as a dad.