Diabetes In Relatives

Evaluating Risk Factors: Diabetes In Relatives

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as diabetes in relatives — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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If you indicate having knowledge of close relatives, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Diabetes in either distant or close relatives?
Possible responses:
→ None / don't know
→ Yes, in a distant relative
→ Yes, in 1 direct or 2 distant relatives
→ Yes, in 2 direct relatives
→ Yes, in more than 2 direct relatives

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate diabetes in family members, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Gluten Sensitivity / Celiac Disease

Relatives of people with Type 1 Diabetes, as well as the sufferers themselves, run a 5% risk of developing celiac disease.  When people affected by celiac disease eat wheat the immune system reacts by destroying the lining of the intestine.  If these people avoid wheat the intestine heals; however, most people are asymptomatic and the untreated condition may bring about anemia, decreased growth and malignancy of the intestine if untreated.

Need For Routine Preventative Health Measures

If you have a family history of high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease, diabetes or stroke, you should have your blood pressure tested annually.

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