Type 2 Diabetes Risk DNA Test
Does diabetes run in your family?
Take this DNA test to understand your genetic risk for type 2 diabetes.
- Includes variants that influence glucose levels, fat metabolism, insulin production and response to insulin
- 70% chance of developing type 2 diabetes when both parents have the disease
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If you have not taken the DNA Type 2 Diabetes Test, take the DNA test to access this app.
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that disrupts the body’s normal glucose and insulin balance. It is generally associated with unhealthy lifestyles and extra body weight, but genetic variations can also increase your risk, regardless of your lifestyle.
Glucose is the primary source of energy used by the cells in our bodies. The levels of this simple sugar are regulated by the hormone insulin, produced by the beta cells of the pancreas. People with type 2 diabetes do not make sufficient amounts of insulin, therefore have consistently high blood sugar levels.
With a simple mouth swab you can find out whether you have inherited DNA changes that increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.
Genetic variations can affect our glucose and insulin levels, sensitivity to dietary fatty acids, and the way our body responds to insulin, resulting in increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Knowledge of genetic variants that increase your risk of type 2 diabetes allows you to make lifestyle changes today, to reduce your risk of this debilitating condition.
Reduced response to insulin
Inhibited secretion of insulin
Increased uptake of saturated fats
ADIPOQ, CRY2, FADS1, G6PC2, GLUT2, MTNR1B, PROX1, TCF7L2
Increased fasting glucose levels
Reduced fasting glucose levels
Reduced pancreatic beta cell function
GLIS3, IRS1, SLC30A8
Disrupted insulin production/signalling/storage
Increased sex hormone binding globulin
Impaired proinsulin-to-insulin conversion
Increased reactive oxygen species
Resistance to hypoxia
How many diabetes risk factors do you have?
- Genetic variation
- Family history of type 2 diabetes
- Obesity and fat accumulation (around the abdomen)
- Lack of physical exercise
- Ethnicity (Africans and American Indians have a higher risk)
- Prediabetes – elevated blood sugar
- Gestational diabetes
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
How It Works
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