DNA Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test
Uncover your genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes, especially if there’s a family history, through this DNA test.
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Type 2 diabetes disrupts the balance between glucose and insulin in the body, resulting in a metabolic disorder. While unhealthy lifestyles and excess weight are typically linked to this condition, genetic factors can also play a role in increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, regardless of lifestyle choices.
Insulin, produced by the pancreas’ beta cells, regulates glucose levels in the body, which serves as the primary source of energy for our cells. People with type 2 diabetes have inadequate insulin production, leading to consistently elevated blood sugar levels.
A simple mouth swab can reveal whether you possess genetic variations that increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
Variations in our genes can impact our glucose and insulin levels, our sensitivity to dietary fatty acids, and how our bodies react to insulin, all of which can increase the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. By identifying genetic variants that increase our risk of this condition, we can take proactive measures today to reduce our chances of developing it in the future, including making necessary lifestyle changes.
- ACC2 – Reduced response to insulin
- ADCY5 – Inhibited secretion of insulin
- FABP2, FTO – Increased uptake of saturated fats
- ADIPOQ, CRY2, FADS1, G6PC2, GLUT2, MTNR1B, PROX1, TCF7L2 – Increased fasting glucose levels
- GCKR – Reduced fasting glucose levels
- GCK, HNF4A – Reduced pancreatic beta cell function
- GLIS3, IRS1, SLC30A8 – Disrupted insulin production/signalling/storage
- SHBG – Increased sex hormone binding globulin
- MADD – Impaired proinsulin-to-insulin conversion
- SOD2 – Increased reactive oxygen species
- HIF1A – Resistance to hypoxia
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