DNA Testing for Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes affects around 95% of all diabetes patients, which makes it by far the most common form of the condition. Type 2 diabetes is caused when the body produces an insufficient amount of insulin for it to function properly or when insulin resistance occurs, which describes the failure of the body’s cells to react with insulin. Fortunately, the symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be controlled by monitoring blood glucose levels. Among the many symptoms that are associated with type 2 diabetes, excessive thirst, fatigue, weight loss and more frequent urination are common. However, not everybody who has type 2 diabetes will suffer symptoms immediately. One of the most serious effects of type 2 diabetes is hyperglycaemia, which refers to an increased presence of glucose in the blood. If left untreated, hyperglycaemia can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis and, ultimately, death. Obesity is commonly cited as a primary cause of type 2 diabetes.
Genetic predisposition DNA testing for type 2 diabetes is useful for identifying those who are most likely to develop the condition. There are a number of known causes or precursors to type 2 diabetes that can be taken into consideration when evaluating an individual, such as age, weight and ethnic origin. In respect to the latter, it has been found that UK residents of African-Caribbean or South Asian descent are at least five times more likely to develop the condition than a white person. Research has also shown that a genetic predisposition to type 2 diabetes does exist, with variants in the PPARG and CAPN10 genes playing a pivotal role in the condition’s development.
For support and more information about type 2 diabetes, please visit the Diabetes UK website, the largest charity in the UK devoted to the treatment and care of people with diabetes – to improve the quality of life for people with the condition.
Speak To International Biosciences About DNA Testing Genetic Predisposition for Type 2 Diabetes
International Biosciences provide Genetic Predisposition testing to determine your genetic predisposition for important health conditions including cancers, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes and obesity. Knowing which genetic disorders and diseases you are at risk from will allow you to plan to reduce it by making lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. Contact International Biosciences on +44 (0)1273 227544 or click here to email us.