Did you know that 1 in 3 Canadians has diabetes or pre-diabetes? It is estimated that 90% of those with pre-diabetes don’t actually know it yet. The warning signs are so subtle that they often go unnoticed. Most people with pre-diabetes will go on to develop diabetes. But it need not be that way.
We probably all have friends and family who have been recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and are having to deal with it. What many people don’t realize is that if you pick up on it early enough and make changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can prevent it.
If the warning signs of pre-diabetes are so subtle, how can you pick up on it early? There are some signs you can look out for, but testing is key for early detection.
It’s also good to know your personal risk factors for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes.
If you do notice symptoms and go to your GP for testing, the standard tests are fasting blood glucose and HgA1c. However, there are many other factors that can flag your risk for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes earlier.
Molecular You health assessments look at dynamic biomarkers in your blood to check if you are trending towards pre-diabetes. We can also check your genetics for any inherited predisposition.
Don’t let diabetes sneak up on you. Find out if you are on a collision course towards pre-diabetes and make some simple diet and lifestyle changes to change your path. Molecular You not only picks up on pre-diabetes earlier, but provides a personalized nutrition and exercise plan to help you take control. Getting an early warning can make all the difference.
Diet & Environment
Your health is more than your genetics. Our preventive health assessments analyze not only your genetics, but also your metabolites, proteins, nutrients and toxins to give you the full picture. Then, we design a personal nutrition and fitness plan to help you stay healthy.
For diabetes, we measure the following factors in our packages. Baseline will give you the basics but Premium will give you the most complete set of markers and analysis. (Premium includes everything in Baseline and Core. All of our packages come with a personalized action plan based on your unique health markers. )
If you are essentially healthy, but want to get a snapshot of your health today and compare changes over time, then Baseline is a great choice. If you have a family history of diabetes or difficulty with weight control, Baseline offers good insight into these metabolic conditions. Baseline will also give you early warning signs of cardiovascular issues. If you are concerned about mental health conditions such as Alzheimer’s, depression or schizophrenia, Baseline is a good option.
If you are looking to improve your diet and lifestyle, then Core may nee the best choice. You’ll learn about any nutritional imbalances and discover your optimal diet and supplement requirements. You’ll also discover whether environmental exposures are affecting your health.
If you have any family history of diabetes or difficulty with weight control, you’ll get good insights into these metabolic conditions. By checking your metabolites, we are also able to give early warning signs of any cardiovascular issues.
(If you have a pre-existing condition, we recommend our HealthCheck package, which includes full protein analysis.)
If you are looking to optimize your health and performance, then Premium is the best option. If you have an existing condition or are concerned about age-related issues, then Premium will give you the most complete picture of your health. You’ll also learn about any nutritional imbalances and discover your optimal diet and supplement requirements.
Premium reports on health risks associated with inflammation and the immune system, which are linked to many chronic conditions. If you have any family history of diabetes or difficulty with weight control, you’ll get good insights into these metabolic conditions. By checking your metabolites, we are also able to give early warning signs of any cardiovascular issues.
Note: optional add-on package
You can add genetics to any of our packages to get extra insight into your potential inherited* health risks. You’ll also get pharmacogenetics which looks at how your genes affect your response to medications. We provide a personalized medication profile which shows your risk of adverse or unwanted side effects to many common medications. Unlike your dynamic health markers, genetics only needs to be tested once.
*If you purchase the Plus Genetics add-on, you will have the option to receive information about hereditary cancer risks. This is a personal preference. Not everyone wants to receive this information. See the full list of hereditary cancers covered by the Plus Genetics package.
This is not a diagnostic test. We recommend that you discuss these results with a genetic counsellor and with your physician. The Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors has good information about genetic counselling and can help you find your nearest clinic.
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