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
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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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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Types of MODY diabetes
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Diagnostic Tests for MODY diabetes
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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
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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 chronic symptoms.
There are often four symptoms and conditions combined: ...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...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...read more »
Rare undiagnosed iron disorder causes various severe conditions: The rare "iron overload" disorder, hemochromatosis,
can cause a variety of symptoms and result...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...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...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 various medical conditions,
such as a stroke...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 inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash
with redness and...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...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,
particularly of Type 2 diabetes, but also Type 1...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...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...read more »
Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis
of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension,
is often a...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...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...read more »
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MODY diabetes: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Prognosis for MODY diabetes
Prognosis for MODY diabetes:
Usually good. Often similar to Type 2 diabetes.
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