MODY: an underdiagnosed and underappreciated condition

Demirci, Cem; Sperling, Mark A.
March 2008
Endocrine Today;3/10/2008, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p8
The article discusses the maturity onset diabetes of youth (MODY), which is often misdiagnosed as type 1 diabetes in younger patients or type 2 diabetes in patients in their late 20s and early 30s. According to the article, there are at least six well-characterized single gene mutations that are associated with MODY. It also briefly describes the most common forms of MODY, MODY 2 and MODY 3, and recommends physicians consider MODY forms in their differential diagnosis.


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