Some genetic disorders are identified at birth, and some do not manifest until adulthood. Two common diseases that are still under investigation as to the genetic components are Diabetes Type 1, and Alzheimer’s Dementia. identify one recent (2015- 2021) research article about each condition and summarize the most current understanding of these conditions as genetically focused. What do we know now that we did not know 10 years ago? How does this impact how we treat patients to improve quality of life?