DNA Type 2 Diabetes Test

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that affects how the body processes glucose (sugar). Glucose is the main source of fuel used in our bodies. Blood glucose levels are controlled by a hormone called insulin.

When glucose levels are high (e.g. after a meal), beta cells of the pancreas produce insulin, which signals for glucose to be stored. But, if this circuit fails, and blood glucose remains high, it leads to diabetes.

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when a person can’t make insulin, because their immune system has destroyed the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

People with type 2 diabetes make insulin, but their bodies don’t respond to it. As their blood glucose remains high, the pancreas tries to compensate by making extra insulin. Eventually the beta cells stop functioning because they are overworked and insulin is no longer produced. Type 2 diabetes can contribute to life threatening disorders, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure and poor blood flow. 

Risk factors for type 2 diabetes:

  • Obesity, leading to insulin resistance
  • Fat accumulation, primarily in the abdomen
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Ethnicity (Africans and American Indians have a higher risk)
  • Prediabetes (elevated blood sugar)
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Genetic variation

DNA testing for 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.

Variants Tested:

Gene(s) Tested Effect
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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