23andMe Adds A New Carrier Status Report on Familial Hyperinsulinism

April 05, 2018
23andMe has a Carrier Status* report on a serious but rare condition that can lead to excessive insulin production, known as familial hyperinsulinism (FHI), this congenital disease is most commonly found in people with Ashkenazi Jewish, central Finnish and Saudi ancestry. FHI causes overproduction of insulin that in turn can lead to low blood sugar, low energy, irritability, seizures, and if left untreated, brain damage. But the condition can be treatable if caught early. FHI is usually diagnosed in infancy or early childhood.
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