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How Does Diabetes Impact Coronary Heart Disease?

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Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects people of all ages. The main characteristic of this disease is having too much sugar (or glucose) in the blood. After we eat, food is usually broken down into glucose and enters the bloodstream. When blood sugar levels rise, the pancreas is meant to release insulin which allows the blood sugar to …

Smart Metrics: Now Available on Cardiogram

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We’ve officially launched our newest feature, Smart Metrics, which is available for all Cardiogram members! With this feature, Cardiogram now interprets real-time trends in your metrics and offers personalized suggestions for heart healthy improvements. Smart Metrics messages will be updated continuously based on changes that Cardiogram notices in your data, offering real-time insight. By checking in consistently and following the …

Should Our DNA Determine What We Eat?

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Science shows us that most chronic diseases and conditions can be influenced, and even improved, by making changes to our diets1. Your genetics influence your metabolic processes and can either lead to increased risks of certain health conditions or they can protect you from developing those conditions2. Of course, the question then arises, “So, which diet is the right diet?” …

Cardiac DNA Testing: A personalized approach to heart health

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Cardiac DNA testing is a non-invasive way to look for genetic variations that may put you at risk for heart disease. This type of testing is growing in popularity, as it provides detailed genetic information that can help you know the steps to take in order to best support your heart.What is Cardiac DNA Testing, and what does it involve? Cardiac …

Migraine Project: We’ve Officially Launched

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In our Covid survey, sent out earlier this year, 22% of respondents indicated they suffer from migraines. That’s a pretty profound statistic. Enough so that we decided to kick off a migraine project in hopes of ultimately alleviating some of the suffering for our members!  There are so many physiological processes that occur during the initial stages of a migraine …

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POTS & Hydration: 3 Ways to Stay Hydrated

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BE  YOUR OWN BEST HEALTH ADVOCATEDOWNLOAD CARDIOGRAMAs many of those with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) already know, one of the keys to managing this condition is to stay properly hydrated. (For general information on hydration and heart health, read our journal Does Hydration Impact Heart Health).  In this article, we’ll look at why hydration is so important for those …

How do I access the questionnaire landing page?

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In each test kit box, we have included a requisition number that contains a combination of letters and numbers. Put this whole number into the field for the requisition number to access the questionnaire. The questionnaire website link can be found on the instruction card, or by scanning the QR Code using your phone. Fill out ALL REQUIRED questions! The …

How do I send my sample back to the lab?

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Place the labeled swab and the filled-out requisition form in the prepaid return envelope and seal up the bag. Drop off the bag at your closest USPS drop box or center.

What is an SNP?

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Single Nucleotide Polymorphism – the most common type of genetic variation among people. Each SNP represents a difference in a single DNA building block.

What if I want my “raw” data?

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GX Sciences does not provide raw data files as many direct consumer companies do. Information about the variants tested for, such as the allele, can be found in the summary section of each report.