What Wellness DNA Testing Can Reveal about Your Body’s Insulin Levels

Written by: 
Jeanne Conradie

DNA is your unique genetic makeup which you received from both your mother and father. GENEWAY™ has the ability to tap into this knowledge; by analysing and understanding your genotype they can scientifically predict what disease(s) you have a genetic predisposition to.  One of these genetic predispositions of importance which can be highlight by a DNA wellness test is that of insulin resistance and type II diabetes.

What is Insulin?

Insulin is a hormone in your body that regulates the way in which your body metabolises food. In a nutshell, insulin is responsible for converting glucose in the blood into fat.

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance is recognised as a metabolic syndrome (which is often hereditary) that affects the way your body responds to insulin and the levels thereof. This can be revealed by DNA testing which will uncover your hereditary traits.

A regular insulin response is - when a person eats, their body is triggered to move the glucose that has been taken from the food to the body’s cells where it can be used as energy. When a person suffers from insulin resistance the body enters a “survival mode” so instead of using the energy from food to power cells it stores the glucose as fat instead.

The most important part of knowing if you may be insulin resistant is that you will be able to take proactive steps to control your diet better with a DNA test like the GENEDIET™.

Knowing the underlying cause of your insulin resistance and taking action as soon as possible and becoming proactive could be the key to ensuring insulin resistance does not progress to type II diabetes.

How GENEWAY™ Can Help You Understand Your Insulin’s Behaviour Better

GENEWAY™ screens for genes in your cells that can influence your metabolic traits and have an effect on the following:

  • Fasting glucose levels
  • Fasting insulin levels
  • Beta cell function
  • Insulin resistance

A DNA test such as the GENEDIET™ can reveal susceptibilities to health issues such as insulin resistance and type II diabetes. Not only can it tell you where these risks may originate from, but it can also help to “treat” them, through subtle lifestyle changes and better management of your diet.

Studies show that 70% of your risk for being overweight is determined by your genes and in many cases this can lead to insulin resistance. Contact GENEWAY™ for their range of DNA tests for health risks and weight management.  Personalise your healthcare and diet, by incorporating GENEWAY™ scientific based recommendation to prevent future health risks.

 

 

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