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Glossary for MODY syndrome

  • Chronic kidney failure: Gradual failure of the kidneys over a period of time
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Endocrine system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the endocrine systems, such as the related hormones or glands.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Glucosuria: The abnormal presence of glucose in the urine
  • Hyperglycemia: High levels of glucose in the blood
  • Kidney disease: Reduced kidney function from various causes.
  • MODY diabetes: Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young affects approximately one or two per cent of people who have diabetes, and may often go unrecognised in its early stages. It is a form of diabetes that develops before the patient reaches 25. It also runs in families, and can pass from one generation to the next. MODY does not always require insulin treatment.
  • Pancreas conditions: Any condition that affects the pancreas
  • Retinopathy: Eye retina condition
  • Type 2 diabetes: Most common diabetes in adults, usually progressing slowly, mostly treated without insulin at diagnosis.


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