I was wondering whether anyone has done genetic testing to see whether their children are predisposed to certain diseases that seem to run in your family, such as certain cancers or diabetes.
DH has type 1 diabetes. He wants to get genetic testing for DS for diabetes because there are markers that can predict the disease, which would allow us to stay ahead of it to plan ahead and make lifestyle changes that would potentially minimize issues. I guess this makes sense and I understand that this is something very important to DH. It is likely that DH was undiagnosed for diabetes for several years and has some organ damage due to this. However, I'm hesitant for no real reason other than that I don't want to treat DS as though he is sick or has a disease while he is perfectly fine. I feel like there may be other implications to this that I'm not thinking about also.
We're going to have a long talk about it and I'm going to do some research on my own into genetic testing. I was just wondering whether anyone had any feedback or things that I should think about while I look into it. Would you get genetic testing for yourself or LO, if you knew of diseases that were in your family?