Diabetes and the blame game of faulty genes?
There are several factors involved in all the way of a diabetic condition or diabetes. It is a complicated kind of condition which is sometimes not properly understood by the people including its cause and effects. One common area of misrepresentation is blaming our ancestors (genes) or every person in our family who went through this disease any point of time in life. The type 2 diabetic people are more of a target for blame.
The main reason for blaming a person with diabetes relies on following facts of assumptions:
- It is an assumption that type 2 diabetes comes as a consequence of over-eating.
- Another assumption involves that ignorance and even gluten products lead its way to diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes is being linked to obesity condition since more than 80 percent of the people with diabetes fall the obese range of basal metabolic index (BMI).
If this been entirely true then probably it indicates all of us experiences from diabetes especially the type 2 have just eaten our own selves into this non-curable condition.
So these are just the assumptions which cannot by any chance overpower the actual factors of causing the diabetes condition. Several types of research indicate that diet is one of the many factors triggering diabetes. However, there are many other factors which combine and raise the level of risk for diabetes in a person.
Genetics a cause or a myth for diabetes
Genetics is mainly considered as the blueprint of the body as it operates and develops as per the genes. Multiple genes are involved in the process of maintaining the blood glucose mechanism and keeping it in control. A variation in any of the responsible gene structure might cause the risk of developing diabetes.
One clear remarkable point to indicate if you might be at risk of developing hereditary diabetes because of your genes is your own family history of diseases. So look around yourself among your relatives to know. How many of them are suffering from diabetes and which type it is? If there are most of them then the probability of likelihood for you to develop diabetes becomes high as well.
Different genes, assigned the task of putting a control over how and where fat will be stored in the body. Similarly, a different set of genes controls the hormone actions and role in the body. Further obesity and hormones become the risk factor for diabetes.
In conditions like:
- If more fat accumulation, done in the abdomen or certain specific body parts and is a cause of obesity
- Excessive cortisol hormone is being formed in any person
Then in both the cases genes are leading their way of risking diabetes.
It appears an easy way of blaming the genes in case of developing diabetes, however, the actual fact says genetics is not the sole contributors they are just one of the several factors which contribute in a risk of developing the diabetes disease. Until we provide or create an environment which is, required by any default inactive gene to express itself no disease like diabetes can happen because of genes. For example, if a person has a family history of diabetes, however, he or she is not experiencing it till now.
Then there are chances the person has default genes in its recessive or inactive forms. If he or she will take precautions by avoiding excess sugar and carbohydrate diet along with regular exercise and focusing more on a healthy diet. Chances are the person will remain fit and healthy and if he or she choose opposite then the recessive genes might get the environment to take the lead and contribute as a factor by showing dominance and causing diabetes.
How to confirm a diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
For this, reach up to your physician or directly find some good pathology lab or diagnostic center online to get the test, done from the comfort of your home. You experiencing few symptoms like frequent urination, excess thirst and hunger, slow wound healing, and itching etc. So you need a confirmed diagnosis, then stop worrying just simply go for diabetes test. Else your physician might recommend you some blood and urine tests for confirming the diagnosis.
The several types of tests to help in diabetes diagnosis are as follows:
Fasting blood sugar test:
In this, 12-hours post-fasting the blood glucose level, checked. If it comes high, it depicts test is positive for diabetes.
Haemoglobin A1C test:
This test reveals average blood glucose level over the past 2-3 months. Its normal range is between 4 to 5.6 %, levels between 5.7 to 6.4 % indicate diabetes risk, and levels > 6.5 % depicts the presence of diabetes and a further increase in levels indicates progression of disease with poor response towards the treatments.
Random blood sugar test:
In this test, blood, withdrawn to analyze the current blood sugar levels. The last meal which a person ate, mifgt affect results of this test.
Diabetes: blame your genes
This test is mainly, done during gestational diabetes diagnosis in females. It measures the response of the body towards excess amount of glucose levels. As the person drinks an oral glucose solution sometime before the test.
Putting blame on just the genes for diabetes condition would not be enough. Genes might pass on from generations to generations but not all in our families are suffering from this disease. Gene can be one of the many factors not the only sole factor for the condition of diabetes in any person. We need to improve our lifestyle and control and minimize other factors as well which contributes to diabetes condition. Diabetes blame solely over hereditary is not justifiable.