The Diabetes management panel analysis genes that play a vital role in maintaining insulin sensitivity and free fatty acid concentrations in the blood. This helps to understand the risks of diabetes and obesity, which can then be mitigated through a proper diet and exercise regimen.
The hormone that regulates blood sugar levels is insulin. If your body does not produce enough insulin or your cells are resistant to the effects of insulin, you may develop hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), which can cause long-term complications if the blood sugar levels stay elevated for long periods of time.
Insulin resistance in muscle and fat cells reduces glucose uptake, whereas insulin resistance in liver cells results in reduced glycogen synthesis and storage and also a failure to suppress glucose production and release into the blood.