My mother had type 1 diabetes, So here’s what I know about the risks. It happens every two generation with a chance of about 50%. Anyway, that’s what the familly doctor told us. But some research i made confirm this. If you use a surrogate, i tend to think that the risk are virtually null. But still, their’s always a risk.
I feel compeled to point out that diabetes is not as worst as it use to be. IMHO, a child with diabetes who gets a good education and good treatment will probably live healtier than most of us. Here’s why…
The tools are better, Right now, one can have an insuline pump which is a really small device that’s attach to the body ( it’s external ) and is programmable. It continuously inject small amount of insuline and try to simulate what your body would normally do. This coupled with a good glucometer and good planing will keep the sugar level in blood in normal level.
Also, diabetes force you to get away from raffined sugar which is very ( very ) good for health. With a good diet.
The long term effect of diabetes are mostly cause by the variation of sugar level in the blood and the overdose of insuline needed to control that. With carefull planing, sugar level are kept at good level and no extra insuline ( more than in normal people ) is needed to control it.
I Also add that research are going pretty well on diabetes a lot of thing have been found, and it is realistic to think that we will be able to cure it completely in 10-20 years.
The only downside is that when your child reach about 15 yrs old he/she might revolt against authority and start fooling around with drug/alcohol… but wait… that’s bad for everybody isn’t it
Well, that’s pretty much it.
Hope it help!