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MODY diabetes

MODY diabetes: Introduction

Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) is a form of diabetes that is genetically inhereted. Whereas most types of diabetes only have genetic inheritance as a "risk factor", MODY is more strongly inherited. MODY is similar to Type II diabetes in its severity, leading to a form of insulin deficiency. Whereas typical Type 2 diabetics are over-forty and over-weight, a MODY patient is typically in teens or twenties and is thin. ...more »

Symptoms of MODY diabetes

Treatments for MODY diabetes

  • Treatments are similar to those for Type 2 diabetes
  • Blood sugar to be in control via oral hypoglycemics
  • Sulfonylureas often considered first line therapy
  • Small doses often insulin may be beneficial if control not achieved with oral hypoglycaemics
  • Attention to diet and exercise
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MODY diabetes: Complications

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  • Complications are similar to complications of Type 2 diabetes (see Diabetes-like symptoms)
  • It has recently been found that MODY can initiate complications. Managing the disease strictly is just as important for MODY patients as other types of diabetic
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Causes of MODY diabetes

  • MODY is directly caused by the change in a single gene, and all children of an affected parent have a 50 per cent chance of inheriting this gene, and consequently developing MODY themselves
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MODY diabetes: Undiagnosed Conditions

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In-Depth Reports: Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis

Diabetes diagnosis and misdiagnosis (In-Depth Report): Detailed report on diabetes misdiagnoses, rare curable types, and less common diagnostic issues....read full report »

Misdiagnosis and MODY diabetes

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of...read more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to die from undiagnosed heart attack, or from...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions...read more »

Rare undiagnosed iron disorder causes various severe conditions: The rare "iron overload" disorder, hemochromatosis, can cause a variety of symptoms and result in various...read more »

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in this group include ...read more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to...read more »

Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an...read more »

Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease. The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as ...read more »

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes,...read more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See causes of leg cramps or misdiagnosis of...read more »

Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X disorder...read more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial...read more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults....read more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are other weight-related or associated medical...read more »

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MODY diabetes: Rare Types

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Prognosis for MODY diabetes

Prognosis for MODY diabetes: Usually good. Often similar to Type 2 diabetes.

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