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Does type 1 diabetes run in families?
Maybe. We used to view Type-1 as a very lone wolf affair. Often patients had no blood relatives with the disease. Sometimes one identical twin will have T-1 and the other will not. That said, over recent decades T-1 seems to be clustering with multiple sibs and intern-generational cases. One theory . . .
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