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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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
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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...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...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,...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...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...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...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...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 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...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 diagnostic...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...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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