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Is Type 2 Diabetes Genetic

Is Type 2 Diabetes Genetic?

Everyone knows someone with Type 2 Diabetes. How did this happen? Is Type 2 Diabetes Genetic? What we can do about it? Read on to find out how genetics REALLY play a role with Type 2 Diabetes…and how there is a ton of stuff you can do about it…(Easy Q and A  format)

Ok, Type 2 Diabetes is very complicated and there are numerous genes associated with Type 2 Diabetes.

But what does this really mean?

Here are some quick questions and answers to set things straight.

Is Type 2 Diabetes Genetic?

Yes, but not like some other genetic diseases.

With some genetic diseases if you inherit the gene mutation, you get the disease – no negotiation.

This isn’t the case with Type 2 Diabetes. Having the Type 2 genes is NOT enough to get Diabetes.

So Is Type 2 Genetic Or Not?

Type 2 Diabetes is believed to be caused by Multifactorial Inheritance.

What Is Multifactorial Inheritance?

Multifactorial inheritance means a combination of environmental factors and mutations in multiple genes cause the disease or condition.

So, If I Have Type 2 Genes Will I Get Diabetes?

Not necessarily! Having Type 2 genes is not enough.

The Type 2 genes must be ‘activated’ or ‘turned on’.

What Do You Mean By Genes Getting ‘Turned On’?

Most of your genes are dormant and only provide ‘metabolic directions’ under certain conditions.

In other words, the genes just sit there…waiting for their ‘cue’…and if the ‘cue’ never comes, the genes do nothing.

Under certain conditions Type 2 Diabetes genes ‘turn on’ and cause all sorts of metabolic problems.

How Did My Type 2 Diabetes Genes Get ‘Turned On’?

By environmental cues…which means things in your environment.

Things In My Environment? Like Polluted Streams & Stuff?

No, not that kind of environment…but things like:

  • Smoking
  • Obesity (especially abdominal)
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Exposure to Toxins
  • Disrupted Gut Microbes (bacteria, yeasts, other small organisms)
  • Chronic Infections
  • Insulin Resistance Caused by Chronic Excess Blood Glucose
  • Repeated Use of Antibiotics (disrupts gut microbes)
  • Meds (hundreds of meds raise blood glucose as a side effect. For example: statins raise blood sugar)
  • Disrupted Sleep Patterns
  • Chronic Stress
  • Mom’s Diet When Pregnant
  • Diet When You Were a Baby

And many others.

So I Guess I Didn’t Give Myself Prediabetes Or Insulin Resistance…Is That Right?

Yes! Yes! Yes!

So stop kicking yourself around…the blame game stops here!

But…you need to know you can ‘turn off’ or at least ‘turn down’ your activated Type 2 Diabetes genes.

I Can? How?

  • Eat real whole foods. Download my 95-5 Wellness Solution to get started.
  • Ditch processed foods as much as you can (including refined sugar, refined grains and fake sugars)
  • Eat healthy fats, avoid processed fats (like deep-fried foods or hydrogenated oils)
  • Eat lots of fiber (work up to getting 50 grams or more a day)
  • Eat moderate amounts of lean protein or veggie-based protein (beans, lentils, hemp, chia)
  • Exercise everyday (get a Fitbit…and use it). Learn how to walk 10, 000 steps a day here.
  • Stop doing all the other stuff on the list (above) that you can

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You can reverse Prediabetes and ‘turn’ your Type 2 Diabetes genes into the off position…for good!

So, Is Type 2 Diabetes Genetic? Yes, and the best way to explain it is this —

Genes load YOUR gun…YOUR environment pulls the trigger

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About the Author Joan Pasay

As a Nutrition & Lifestyle Therapist I felt compelled to start Power In The Group. Why? To guide and support women like you with Prediabetes or Insulin Resistance so you can regain and nourish your health...without all the confusion. Together we can enjoy the richest quality of life for ourselves, with our families, and within our society...wanna come along?

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