Diabetes is a disease that can develop over time, or it can be inherited genetically. A DNA diet test can help to determine your genetic predisposition to diabetes so that you can prepare for it. There are also different medical conditions that can lead to a higher likelihood of developing diabetes; these can be tested for with genetic testing too.
If you are genetically predisposed to diabetes, there are steps that you can take to avoid the progression of the disease into diabetes type 2.
GENEWAY™ provides tests that can reveal the underlying conditions that may cause diabetes, as well as the diabetes genome. These tests include the following:
Fasting glucose levels
The most accurate glucose test for diabetes is a fasting glucose test. To prepare for it, the patient can’t eat or drink anything (aside from water) for eight hours prior to test time. This will help produce accurate results that can tell whether your glucose levels are naturally normal or above or below average. Glucose tests measure the sugar in your blood.
Fasting insulin levels
Just like with the glucose level test, a fasting insulin test will be conducted after 8 or more hours of fasting. An insulin test can reveal unusual or abnormal amounts of insulin in the body.
Beta cell function
Beta cells are found in the pancreas and their function is to synthesize and secrete insulin.
Insulin resistance means that your body can’t regulate the amount of sugar in your blood. This test will determine how your body produces insulin.
Completing a DNA diet test can assist you in pinpointing whether you have the disease and where it originates from. This can help you make required lifestyle changes to ensure that the symptoms don’t worsen if the results are positive.
There are a few lifestyle factors to keep in mind that increase the risk of diabetes:
- Stagnant lifestyle (lack of exercise)
- High blood pressure
It’s important to take care of your body regardless of susceptibility to certain diseases but knowing what you’re up against could motivate you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. GENEWAY™ offers a wide variety of DNA tests that can determine health risks. Contact them for genetic testing advice.