What you do with your results is entirely up to you. We suggest using them (with the help of iamYiam’s personalised recommendations) to form a plan to improve your health.
Given that sticking to your plan can be more important than the details of the plan itself, and given that friendly support can be one of the best ways of sticking to a plan, you may want to tell someone about your results in relation to this – but it’s not necessary.
In terms of telling your doctor, again, there’s no immediate need, because a genetic test is not designed to diagnose anything. Knowing your genetic predispositions helps you prevent getting ill; your doctor is more concerned about treating you when you are ill. If you’re already showing symptoms of something and are seeing the doctor anyway, depending on what the suspected reason for the symptoms is, your doctor may find the results helpful to know.
Take the example of insulin and metabolism. Your genetic results may indicate that you are more likely to have issues with insulin production. An indication of a likelihood is very different from a diagnosis. If you eat well and are not overweight you almost certainly do not have type 2 diabetes! However, if you know your likelihood of developing problems with insulin production is more likely than average, then you will know to be that bit more aware of your weight, diet and blood-sugar levels.
Another person with whom you may like to share your results is a nutritionist, who can help you design an eating plan aligned with your genetics. This can be booked through your iamYiam account.