DNA Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

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Does diabetes run in your family? Take our At-Home DNA Type 2 Diabetes Risk test to learn more.


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Explore your family’s diabetes history by taking this Home DNA test.



Our test will help to gain insights into potential genetic factors related to Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder disrupting glucose and insulin balance, is commonly associated with lifestyle factors and excess body weight, but genetic variations can also elevate the risk independently of these factors.

Using a simple mouth swab, you can determine if you’ve inherited genes which heighten your susceptibility to Type 2 diabetes. Knowing your genetic predispositions can empower you to make informed, proactive decisions about your health which can lead to improved health outcomes.‍

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What’s inside your kit?

The Type 2 Diabetes Home DNA Test analyzes 22 different genes that play a role in the development of this disease.

These genetic variants can affect many processes in your body that lead to the development of the disease, such as how your body regulates glucose, processes fatty acids, and responds to insulin.

For each gene tested, your specific genotype will be identified. Your genotype refers to the exact changes observed in your DNA, which directly impact your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Understanding your genetic risk for type 2 diabetes provides you with the opportunity for early intervention and prevention through dietary and lifestyle changes.


Genes Analyzed

Here are the 22 different genes tested that play a part in increasing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes:

Gene(s) TestedEffect
FTOIncreased hunger and diminished feeling of fullness
GLUT2Decreased ability to sense blood glucose levels
FABP2Increased fatty acid uptake
FADS1Altered fatty acid processing
SOD2Decreased antioxidant levels
G6PC2Disrupted glucose release
GCKRIncreased glucose levels
MADDImpaired proinsulin conversion
TCF7L2Reduced insulin secretion
HNF4AReduced insulin secretion
ACC2Impaired insulin sensitivity
RS1Impaired insulin sensitivity
ADCY5Inhibited secretion of insulin
PROX1Reduced beta cell development
GLIS3Reduced beta cell development
GCKReduced beta cell function
ADIPOQReduced adiponectin levels
SHBGReduced sex hormone binding globulin levels
SLC30A8Altered zinc transport
CRY2Disrupted circadian rhythm
MTNR1BDisrupted circadian rhythm
HIF1AResistance to hypoxia

Be Proactive With Your Health

Understanding your genetic risk provides you with the opportunity for early intervention and prevention through certain lifestyle changes.

Easy sample collection

Each kit contains painless, easy-to-use mouth swabs.

Quality assured

All testing is performed in our ISO 17025, AABB and CLIA certified laboratory.

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Your data belongs to you. We do not share your data with any third party without your permission.

How it works


Order your test kit online or by phone.

Collect & Send

Swab your mouth, then mail your samples to our lab. Free shipping included.

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Answers to commonly asked questions about this test.

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Type 2 diabetes is a long-term, chronic medical condition. People with Type 2 diabetes are unable to store or use glucose properly. ‍Glucose is the primary source of energy needed by the cells in our bodies. Glucose levels are regulated by the insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. People with type 2 diabetes do not make enough insulin, resulting in a consistently high blood sugar level.

Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, including heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, kidney disease, and amputations. Treatment for type 2 diabetes typically involves lifestyle changes (such as a healthy diet, physical activity, and weight management) and, in some cases, medication to help manage blood sugar levels.

About 1 in 10 people in the United States have diabetes. It is generally associated with an unhealthy lifestyle and extra body weight, but genetic variations can also increase your risk, regardless of your lifestyle. The SecuriGene Type 2 Diabetes DNA tests analyzes your DNA for 22 genes that are associated with an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, this DNA test can help determine if you have a genetic predisposition to the condition and if you are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

By determining your genetic risk for type 2 diabetes, you and your healthcare professional can take proactive steps to prevent or delay the onset of the condition by taking the necessary steps such as through monitoring, and making lifestyle changes.

Although type 2 diabetes is generally associated with eating saturated and trans fats, being sedentary, eating a diet high in processed sugar and extra body weight, genetic variations can also increase your risk, regardless of your lifestyle.

DNA testing begins immediately the day that your samples arrive at the laboratory and is completed within 2 to 4 weeks. 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.

No. This test can be taken at any time, regardless of whether an individual has recently eaten or not. This test analyzes specific genes in your DNA, which is not impacted by your current blood sugar levels. Fasting is not necessary and will not affect the accuracy of your results.

Once testing is complete, results are released immediately to your secure online portal where you may view, download or share your results with your physician or healthcare provider.

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