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Genetic health testing is a physician ordered test in the USA. The physician in question will need to authorise the testing. IBDNA does not provide this test to USA residents.

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 American Diabetes Association® website.

Genetic Health Testing and The FDA – Important Note

Genetic health testing is a physician ordered test in the USA. The physician in question will need to authorise the testing. IBDNA does not provide this test to USA residents.

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