Maturity onset diabetes of the young

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Maturity onset diabetes of the young, or MODY is any of several hereditary forms of diabetes mellitus caused by gene mutations.[1] The mutations interfere with the making of insulin. MODY is often called monogenic diabetes. MODY 2 and MODY 3 are the most common forms of the disease.

The term "MODY" goes back to around 1964.

In MODY 2, oral medications or insulin may not be needed. In MODY 1 and MODY 3, insulin may be necessary.

Some people with MODY may be obese or overweight.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Monogenic Diabetes". NIDDK. Retrieved Feb 20, 2015.
  2. "MODY". Spark People. Retrieved Feb 20, 2015.