Diabetes Genes

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

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