Maturity onset diabetes of the young – MODY is an inherited type of diabetes that includes different types in it. DIabetes MODY is a very rare kind of diabetes. It resulted in an overall 5% of the diabetes population. Diabetes MODY affects the people at any age but young adults and adolescents are affected more.
What is Diabetes MODY?
Diabetes MODY is inherited diabetes caused due to change in one of the eleven genes. It relates to type 1 diabetes more than type 2. In type 1 diabetes the pancreas won’t be able to produce insulin but in type 2 diabetes insulin produced by the pancreas is not enough. Diabetes MODY constantly gets confused with both types.
Types of Diabetes MODY:
There are 11 different MODY types- Mody 1 to 11.
Causes of MODY:
MODY is also known as a monogenic disease. It is caused due to mutation in a single gene. Many different types of gene mutations can cause MODY.
If you have any family records of Diabetes MODY then you have the high possibility of getting diabetes MODY. The family member can be anyone like parents, grandparents, or siblings. In some cases, it may result in more than one generation. People diagnosed with MODY are mostly healthy in weight.
Symptoms of MODY:
Normally the symptoms are mostly very slowly developed like type 2 diabetes. The most common symptoms are
When not treated the blood sugar goes on increasing and exhibits basic diabetes symptoms like
Unexpected weight loss
Complications due to MODY:
Like other types of diabetes MODY to causes many different complications in our body
Disturbance in oral health
MODY comprises 11 different types and treatment also differs.
MODY 1, 3 and 4
Usually treated by using oral sulfonylurea class
2. MODY 2
It usually doesn’t need insulin or drugs. It can be controlled by a healthy lifestyle like exercise and diet.
MODY 5 requires different treatment because it causes many other complications.
If you are following insulin intake or drug intake it is very important to have a healthy lifestyle for managing diabetes. A healthy lifestyle can be accomplished by proper diet, exercises like yoga, etc.
Diabetes MODY causes an increase in blood sugar before revealing any kind of symptoms. So if you have any family history of MODY it is greatly advised to test for your blood sugar. A genetic test is available for diagnosis of Diabetes MODY and it is used even for determining the type of MODY.
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