With no understanding of why it happens or how to cure it, type 1 diabetes (T1D) remains one of the largest autoimmune mysteries to date affecting over 1.25 million Americans every year. As a result, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the diabetes community, and many of them just aren’t true!
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Not surprisingly, it can be difficult to know what to believe and what not to believe when it comes to type 1 diabetes, so we’ve compiled a list of the 9 most common myths associated with type 1 diabetes and why they’re simply not true.
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Parents with T1D Automatically Pass it on to Their Children
If parents have 1 diabetes, there is a higher chance that their child will have type 1 diabetes, says WebMD. There’s no getting around this. This is especially true if the father has type 1 diabetes, and even more so if both parents have it. However, there is no guarantee that type 1 diabetes will be passed down from parent to child.