Diabetes/ Obesity Panel
A very common cause of diabetes and obesity are a person’s genetics. Obesity is a multifactorial disease resulting from the interaction between your lifestyle and genetic factors.
Using this test can help diagnose and determine the proper treatment for diabetes and obesity. This will provide a way to identify genetic variations with strong effects on obesity.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin, and sugar builds up in your blood.
The good news is that if you do have a genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes, you’re not destined to develop the disease. You can reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
While type 2 diabetes affects more than 9 million Americans, a small number of them can achieve remission through weight loss surgery, medication or diet changes. If there is any personal or family history of diabetes or obesity then a genetics test could be beneficial.
Once the lab receives the sample of the diabetes/ obesity genetic swab, results will be available within 2 to 4 weeks.