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Health DNA test for Type 1 Diabetes in Kenya

Genetic Predisposition Testing for Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes usually develops due to an autoimmune disorder, that is a disorder caused when the immune system starts to attack the body. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, causing a drop in the levels of insulin in the body. The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose.

Insulin is a hormone that converts sugar, starches and other food into energy. In Type 1 diabetes, the lack of insulin can cause sugar to builds up in the bloodstream, where it can cause life-threatening complications.

What are the symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes?

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Seizures or episodes of unconsciousness
  • Increased tiredness
  • Long term damage to organs such as eyes and joints

What causes Type 1 Diabetes?

The exact cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown. However it is believed that the presence of certain genes indicates an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes, and anyone with a parent or sibling with type 1 diabetes has a slightly increased risk of developing the condition. Exposure to Epstein-Barr virus, mumps virus or cytomegalovirus may trigger the autoimmune destruction of the islet cells, or the virus may directly infect the islet cells.

Contact easyDNA to order your Genetic Predisposition DNA Test for Type 1 Diabetes

easyDNA Kenya offers you the opportunity to determine your predisposition for important health conditions such as cardiovascular conditions, cancers, diabetes and obesity. By understanding your risk profile for these diseases, you can then plan to reduce this through the required lifestyle changes. If you are interested to order your Health DNA Test you can proceed to Order Here

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