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Type 1 Diabetes Hereditary

16 May, 2012

DNA string 5% Type 1 Diabetes5% is the genetic predisposition of Max’s brother Sebastien to have type 1 diabetes. It’s also the percentage of chance that Max’s kids will have type 1 diabetes too. After the age of 18, this percentage decreases dramatically to almost null.

We have no history of type 1 diabetes in neither of our families but we’re likely to have this genetic predisposition lurking in our cells. We were just lucky or Max was just unlucky. Either way, it’s life and we have to make the best with the cards that were dealt to us. Now of course we deeply hope Sebastien won’t have it…

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