Diabetic complications: Predict and manage risk before they happen
Diabetes has several medium to long-term complications such as neuropathy (nerves), nephropathy (kidneys), retinopathy (eyesight), vasculopathy (diabetic foot and limbs), angiopathy and more.
- Diabetic Neuropathy is a painful condition.
- Diabetic Nephropathy leads to kidney failure and dialysis.
- Diabetic Retinopathy is a common cause of blindness.
Naturally, prevention is better as there is no cure! If you have diabetes, or prediabetes, find out your risks and take action to avoid complications.
Diabetes with Hypertension has high morbidity
High Blood Pressure (BP) along with diabetes is an extreme risk factor as it affects the kidneys and several other organ systems in the body. If you have the risk gene, not only are you at higher risk for hypertension with diabetes, but the gene also determines your appropriate therapy.
In diabetics, hypertension accelerates the development of diabetic nephropathy (kidney damage) which ultimately leads to kidney failure. To avoid or delay this, it is crucial to keep BP under control. That is where the ACE gene plays an important role in suggesting appropriate medicines.
Managing High Cholesterol in a Smarter way
High cholesterol is usually one of the earliest markers for development of the Metabolic Syndrome, the other most significant factor being hypertension or high blood pressure. High cholesterol stems from both genetics and lifestyle and therefore needs help from both to bring it back under control.
The smart way of controlling cholesterol and maintaining a healthy life is by bridging both genetics and lifestyle. The first line of drugs used is statins, which also leads to severe long-term side-effects in nearly 20% of the population. Guarding against these side-effects ranging from fatigue and muscle pain to kidney failure starts with Personalized Medicine from your genes.
Smart Precision Medicine for High Blood Pressure
Did you know that high blood pressure (hypertension) causes the maximum number of heart attacks and strokes every year? Being healthy and having your BP under control makes you naturally more carefree.
Are you already taking half a dozen tablets for hypertension? It’s very likely that only a couple of them are actually doing their job, while the others are unnecessary chemicals, each with it’s plethora of side-effects. To stop having ineffective medication, have your Genetic code read.
- Will I get Diabetic Nephropathy? How can I prevent it?
- How can I protect myself from Diabetic Complications?
- Do I have the gene for Fat accumulation?
- Do I have the Impulse eating gene and how do I manage it?
- Genes: RAGE, ACE, MC4R, FTO
- How can I avoid several complications of diabetes and metabolic syndrome?
- How can I keep my BP under control?
- How can I control my cholesterol smarter?
- Plus all of Basic
- Genes: ADRB1, NEDD4L, SLCO1B1