The Diabetes Resistance result reflects how well you are protected from developing type 2 diabetes compared to other people of the same age and sex.
Type 2 diabetes is a common metabolic disease that occurs when your body can’t control your blood sugar level.
Your body has complex systems to regulate your blood sugar level, including insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas. If these systems aren’t working correctly, your blood sugar levels can increase over time. If uncontrolled, this can lead to type 2 diabetes and damage to several of the body's systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.
The result demonstrates your odds of averting type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. For example, “2 times stronger” means you have twice the odds of avoiding diabetes compared to the average person of the same age and sex.
Diabetes Resistance is affected by Blood Test Contributors Low-grade Inflammation, Fatty Acid Balance, Metabolic Efficiency, Cholesterol Balance and Dietary Fatty Acids, as well as your BMI and smoking status.