Health Risks Glucose Level During Fasting

Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Glucose Level During Fasting is


What does this mean?

Likely to have typical glucose level during fasting Your genotype is not associated with elevated fasting blood glucose levels. See recommendations below to prevent increasing fasting blood glucose levels.

How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?

This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Glucose Level During Fasting.

Your Genotype
What it means?
Genes: SLC30A8
Your Genotype: TT
What it means? Typical


This report does not diagnose any health conditions or provide medical advice. This should not be used as a diagnostic tool.
This result is limited to existing scientific research.
Please consult with a healthcare professional before making any major lifestyle changes or if you have any other concerns about your results.

What is Glucose Level During Fasting?

Blood glucose level refers to the amount of glucose present in blood. Glucose is simple sugar and is the primary source of energy which is essential for normal body function. With the help of insulin, the body maintains a tight control of the blood glucose level through out the day, even when you go through different stages of eating and hunger. Glucose levels are usually lowest in the morning, before the first meal of the day, and rises after meals for an hour or two.Having consistently high fasting plasma glucose levels are associated with a risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

How It Affects Your Body

A high fasting blood glucose level indicates pre-diabetic and diabetic conditions.The body is unable to lower the blood glucose levels after a meal and could progress insulin resistance.

A high fasting blood glucose level could impair metabolic functions leading to nerve damage, liver damage, and tissue damage. A low fasting blood glucose level instead could cause severe drops in energy leading to cognitive and motor impairment such as tiredness, confusion, and constant hunger.

Symptoms: Low Fasting Blood Glucose

Symptoms: High Fasting Blood Glucose

Risk Factors Can Influence The Risk of Developing Glucose level during fasting

Genetics are NOT the only risk factor for Glucose Level During Fasting.
Glucose Level During Fasting is believed to be caused by a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors. Now that you have learnt about your genetic risk, you can determine how aggressively you need to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk.
The earlier in your life that you commit to living a healthy lifestyle, the more you can reduce your risk for or delay the development of Glucose Level During Fasting.

Physical Activity

Physical inactivity increases the risk of impaired blood glucose management.


Obese and overweight individuals have a higher risk of impaired blood glucose management.


Individuals older than 45 are at a higher risk of impaired blood glucose control.

Suggested Lifestyle Changes

Dietary Recommendations:

  1. Aim to have an enriching diet with higher cereal fiber and low in calories, for example, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  2. Frequent, small meals can help to slow down the absorption of food, decrease blood sugar levels after meals, and reduce insulin requirement during the course of the day.
  3. Increase protein proportions while reducing carbohydrate proportions. Proteins require smaller portions to supply the same amount of calories compared to carbs. It also requires more energy to digest, reducing the glycemic load.

Lifestyle Recommendations:

  1. Do more physical activity as the body will respond by up-regulating glucose control.
  2. Incorporate 30 - 45 minutes of resistance training at least 3 times a week. Some examples are weightlifting, swimming, and bodyweight exercises.
  3. Incorporate 20 - 40 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercises at least 5 times a week. Some examples are running, cycling, and competitive sports.

Result Explanation Recommendations:

  1. To prevent glaucoma, it is recommended to take multivitamin pills that contain vitamin A, B-complex, E, C, zinc, magnesium, and calcium.
  2. Omega-3 oil is important for general eye health.
  3. Dietary intake of calcium and iron were found to be associated with decreased risk for glaucoma but consumption of mineral supplements with iron, calcium and magnesium might increase the risk of glaucoma.
  4. High intake of retinol equivalents and vitamin B1 has shown to have a protective effect on open-angle glaucoma.
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