- Diabetes Genes
- What is Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young?
What is Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young?
Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young or MODY affects 1-2% of people with diabetes, although it often goes unrecognised. The 3 main features of MODY are:
- Diabetes often develops before the age of 25
- Diabetes runs in families from one generation to the next
- Diabetes may be treated by diet or tablets and does not always need insulin treatment
Why does MODY run in families?
Why is it important to recognise it?
What different types of MODY have been identified?
Where can I find out more information?
Genetic Test Referral Forms