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.
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
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.
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.