T1 begets T1
Did anyone catch the article in Sunday’s Parade Magazine by James Hirsch entitled, “What I wish for Garrett”? Mr. Hirsch is a T1D and before his eyes began noticing T1 onset symptoms in his 3 year old son, Garrett. This article succinctly captures what I think many parents of CWDs feel, as well as the hope for their children.
This has been one of my biggest fears for my boys; that I would pass on this genetic propensity and it would manifest itself in one of my offspring. While my youngest is a little person and as far as we can determine this is in no way connected with diabetes, they have been spared, at least so far, dealing with the beast of diabetes. They have passed the years where T1 typically manifests itself (statistically speaking) and while this is certainly no guarantee, I can only hope they have escaped permanent detection by this consuming monster.