Type 2 Diabetes Risk DNA Test

Does diabetes run in your family? Take this DNA test to understand your genetic risk for type 2 diabetes.


  • Glucose levels
  • Fat metabolism
  • Insulin production
  • Response to insulin

 Buccal swab sample collection


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What you get with this test

Detailed Description

Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that disrupts the body’s normal glucose and insulin balance. It is generally associated with unhealthy lifestyles and extra body weight, but genetic variations can also increase your risk, regardless of your lifestyle.

Glucose is the primary source of energy used by the cells in our bodies. The levels of this simple sugar are regulated by the hormone insulin, produced by the beta cells of the pancreas. People with type 2 diabetes do not make sufficient amounts of insulin, therefore have consistently high blood sugar levels.

With a simple mouth swab you can find out whether you have inherited DNA changes that increase your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Genetic variations can affect our glucose and insulin levels, sensitivity to dietary fatty acids, and the way our body responds to insulin, resulting in increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Knowledge of genetic variants that increase your risk of type 2 diabetes allows you to make lifestyle changes today, to reduce your risk of this debilitating condition.

Variants Tested:

Gene(s) Tested



Reduced response to insulin


Inhibited secretion of insulin


Increased uptake of saturated fats


Increased fasting glucose levels


Reduced fasting glucose levels


Reduced pancreatic beta cell function


Disrupted insulin production/signalling/storage


Increased sex hormone binding globulin


Impaired proinsulin-to-insulin conversion


Increased reactive oxygen species


Resistance to hypoxia

How many diabetes risk factors do you have?

  • Genetic variation
  • Family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Obesity and fat accumulation (around the abdomen)
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Ethnicity (Africans and American Indians have a higher risk)
  • Prediabetes – elevated blood sugar
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome

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Physician Reviewed

Genofit tests are reviewed and approved by a third-party independent physician licensed to practice within your state.

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Get Started in 3 Easy Steps​

Get Started in 3 Easy Steps

1. Activate Kit

Activate your kit online at genofit.com by entering the unique activation code found inside your kit.

2. Collect & Mail Sample

Simply collect your sample at home, then mail your sample directly to the lab with free return shipping.

3. View Results

Receive your results within 5-7 business days after the lab receives your kit.


Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this test.

Yes, your results are 100% confidential. No one will be able to access your account or your results unless you give them your confidential account login. You can change the password to your account at any time. Please remember to safeguard your login information and not share it with anyone.
Testing begins immediately the day that your samples arrive at the laboratory. In some special situations, additional testing may be required, which could increase the turnaround time by a few extra days. You can check the status of your test online 24/7 using your secure account login. Your test report is released immediately once testing is complete.
Drinking or eating will not change the results in any way. The reason that you are not supposed to drink or have anything in the mouth for an extended period prior to collection is to ensure that we have enough buccal cells to complete the test. If there are not enough cells to complete the test, then the results will not be released and a recollection will be required.
No. You can send the kits back to the laboratory using any shipping method of your choosing. Please be advised that if you do not use the included prepaid return mailer to ship your samples, it is your responsibility to ensure that your samples arrive at the laboratory. We will not be able to provide assistance for shipments that do not use our prepaid return mailer.

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