Our son is 5, he was dx'd on May 28, 2009. Our daughter is almost three (bday in Feb). My husband and I are trying to decide if we should have her tested for the genetic markers of T1. Partly because we are paranoid, we get anxious anytime she has a bathroom accident. She has been potty trained since she was 27 mos old, so quite a while and normally does REALLY well and only wears a pull-up overnight. However 2 days in the last 2 weeks she has had multiple accidents in day. Then the next day, she is fine. The first day this happened, I tested her and she was 100 but it was not too long after eating, so I didn't think that was bad. Yesterday, I did not test her BG. (She never fights BG checks, cuz then she is just like her big brother.)
On a side note, I'm sure my kids would think it would be pretty cool if they both had D. Sigh. John just kept asking after he got his green pump, when Anna was going to get a pink one.
So anyway, I have always been against genetic testing because if she is positive, I will just have the cloud of worrying when it will kick in hanging over our heads. I know the symptoms so I believe we would catch it before she got into DKA. But would we feel a lot better if we just KNEW. If it is negative would we not worry about this at all? If they don't have the markers, I think there is still a small chance that they can develop T1? Maybe I remember that wrong?
What have you all decided on this?