Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)

Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)

What is it?

Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) is an inherited form of diabetes mellitus. It is caused by a change in one of eleven genes. Up to 5% of all diabetes cases may be due to MODY. Just like other people with diabetes, people with MODY have trouble regulating their blood sugar levels.

MODY is a dominant genetic condition, which means that people who inherit one copy of the gene mutation that causes MODY from either their mother or father will be affected. Affected people also have a 50% chance of passing along the gene mutation to each of their children.*

80% of patients with MODY are misdiagnosed as having Type 1 or 2 diabetes and would benefit from alternative treatments.

Early Diagnosis and Prevention.

A large part of the treatment for this condition is to ensure early diagnosis so that any potentially life-threatening complications can be addressed early. For this reason, a genetic test for the purpose of screening for the condition, single-gene genetic testing for diabetes mellitus mutations, or familial intervertebral cysts, is highly recommended. This will help parents, partners, and children to reach their potential if there is a genetic disease or condition present since early-onset diabetes is a serious health condition.

Vita Medical Solutions is proud to partner with laboratories to facilitate access to advanced Diabetes genetic testing.

Learn more about your personal and family genetic makeup and personalized medicine options through our genetic test offerings. A simple mouth swab can change your and your family’s lives. Read more specifically about Diabetes testing here:

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*https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/maturity-onset-diabetes-of-the-young-mody-a-to-z