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Have you been diagnosed with a hereditary disease and were aware of this disease in your genealogy?


Diseases and disorders such as cancer, heart disease, mental illness are hereditary. If you were diagnosed with a genetic disease, did knowing this disease was in your family's genealogy help make you aware of looking out for the disease that eventually ended up in a diagnosis? Did it also help you understand and manage the disease better based on you already knowing of the desease in your geneology? Lastely, does knowing someone in your family or hearing stories of someone in your family who had this disease and is now deceased effect how you manage and treat your disease/disorder?

 

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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

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22 months ago
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    CarlySullens 22 months ago

    Thank you for your answer Tim. It is a deep question and I am very interested in people's answers. I appreciate your transparency. I want to know who family systems learn about genetic disorders and manage them as a genetic family unit.

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    CarlySullens 22 months ago

    Peachy, how does knowing this and experiencing diabetes in your family effect you and how you manage your health?