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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 chronic...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...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....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 severe...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...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,...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...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 ...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 benign essential...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 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...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 can show only mild symptoms in the early years, and...read more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to 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 adults. Some...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...read more »

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Prognosis for MODY diabetes

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

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