Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can no longer effectively regulate your blood sugar. As too little insulin is present in the body, insufficient sugar can be removed from the blood. More and more young people are being affected by the condition. The majority of patients suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes and heredity
The risk of type 2 diabetes is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
Preventing type 2 diabetes
Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent type 2 diabetes. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.
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An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including type 2 diabetes. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.
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If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.