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Is diabetes a hereditary disease? Does the mother's disease cause the baby to be born sick? And if father is sick?
Diabetes mellitus type 2 is an inherited disease, while in type 1 diabetes there is an inherited predisposition to this disease. Not always, if one of the parents has diabetes, the child must get sick. Diabetic fathers pass on the "diabetic gene" more often than mothers. Diabetes also occurs in families not burdened with the disease.
Remember that our expert's answer is informative and will not replace a visit to the doctor.Jolanta Mętrak
In addition to specializing in internal diseases, he also deals with professional weight loss, he works at the DAMIANA Medical Center and the "Czajkowscy" Polyclinic in Piaseczno (14 Kilińskiego Street).
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