Researchers continue to discover more each year about the genetic risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how those risk factors interact with the environment. Scientists have linked several genetic mutations to diabetes risk, though not everyone with a genetic mutation will go on to develop the disease.

Healio spoke with Ruth Loos, PhD, professor at The Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, about the differences in genetic susceptibility for type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes, which genes might confer greatest risk, and what endocrinologists should know about the growing interest in at-home genetic testing kits.

What role does genetics play, generally speaking, in the development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Do genes have a stronger influence on type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes?

 Researchers continue to discover more each year about the genetic risk factors for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how those risk factors interact with the environment. Scientists have linked several genetic mutations to diabetes risk, though not everyone with a genetic mutation will go on to develop the disease…..

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Source: Healio

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