- Tests for Diabetes Subtypes
- Information for Family Members
Information for Family Members
Now the cause of diabetes has been found in at least one member of your family it is possible to offer you what we call a ‘predictive genetic test’. This test will tell you if you are likely to develop the type of diabetes that your parent or brother or sister has. You should discuss this test with your local clinical genetics team, diabetes team or Genetic Diabetes Nurse before you decide whether or not to have the test. The following information, as well as talking to one of the people mentioned above, may help you make your decision.
What is Maturity-onset diabetes of the young?
What is a predictive genetic test?
What does the predictive test involve?
What happens to the blood sample?
Will other tests be done on the blood sample or DNA?
How will I find out the result?
What are the possible results of a predictive test?
What if I choose not to have a predictive test?
How can I get more information?