What increases the risk of Type 1 or juvenile diabetes

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Juvenile diabetes is an irreversible condition which till now studies cannot figure out the main cause for the destruction of the beta cells which produces insulin. Therefore the most important thing is that people should understand the risk that comes with this condition.


A few of the risk factors include:

·         A family history of juvenile diabetes, for instance a family with a father suffering from such condition increases the risk of a child to develop type1 diabetes by 6 percent. While if the sibling is suffering from the condition the child will then have the risk that he/she may develop the condition by 5 percent. If a mother is the one who suffers from the condition, then the child has a 2 percent risk of developing it. It is different for identical twins and then the one twin has a 30 percent risk while the other has a 50 percent. But if the parent and a sibling carry the disease then the child has a 30 percent risk of developing it.

·         The white race has a greater risk of developing the type 1 or juvenile diabetes compared to black, Asian and Hispanics.

·         For those wherein both sides of the family having a history of type1 diabetes, there is a greater risk for the islet cells antibodies which are found in their blood to carry the disease.


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