My son was diagnosed as Type 1 about 7 weeks ago so our family is very new to all of this. The past several weeks have been incredibly difficult to process and we’ve shed many tears along the way. With this new diagnosis has also come a bit of guilt as well. I feel like the signs were evident for quite some time, but we just didn’t act on it as soon as we should have. At the time of hospitalization, my son had an A1C of 14 with large ketones present. He was not in full DKA, so he was admitted as a “regular” patient and not as an ICU patient. We have struggled the past several weeks to control his highs and lows. He is currently being dosed 6 units of Basaglar at bedtime and a ratio of .5 units of Novolog for every 10 carbs. I have so many questions to ask, but for this particular post, the question I have relates to family history. We have no family history of Type 1. We do have several close relatives with Type 2 and several who are pre-diabetic, including myself. We have an older daughter who is not diabetic. Is it uncommon to have a child with Type 1 when there are no other known relatives with Type 1?
Thank you all for allowing me into this forum. I will have many more questions in the weeks ahead.