Currently, MODY accounts for less than 5% of individuals diagnosed with diabetes. If you have MODY, characteristically three or more generations and multiple family members have diabetes. Also the diabetes is diagnosed early in life and has no autoimmune basis. Some forms of MODY can be treated with diet alone, while other forms of MODY require pills or insulin therapy. With increased research into the genetic causes of diabetes, and the availability of the diagnostic tests, the diagnosis of families’ who have a single genetic defect or MODY will increase.
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