MODY: This type of diabetes can be found in youth under the age of 25

MODY: There are many types of diabetes. One of them is MODY or Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young. It is found in young people under the age of 25.

Maturity onset diabetes of the young

 In today’s time, most people are suffering from serious problems like diabetes. The reason behind this is the changing lifestyle of the people. But there is a rarer form of diabetes that is found in young people below the age of 25 years. This form can also be found in people who are not obese and are leading a good lifestyle. Its name is MODY i.e. Maturity Onset of the Young (MODY – Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young). Only 1-4 percent of the cases with MODY problems are diagnosed. So read about it…

Lifestyle changes needed(Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young)

It is not necessary that symptoms of some forms of it are visible. These symptoms can only be detected by a blood sugar test. Since its symptoms may overlap with those of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, there is an increased risk of misdiagnosis. Some forms of MODY can be prevented by making lifestyle changes. While some require medication or insulin depending on the type.

If you have MODY(Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young)

First, learn about the type, then get the right treatment and advice for diabetes.

If the parents have gone through some form of MODY then the children may be at 50 percent increased risk of this problem.

Get other family members also checked up.

If you think you may have MODY, talk to your doctor about getting tested.

Main types of MODY(Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young)

1 – HNF1-alpha

2 – HNF4-alpha

3 – HNF1-beta

4 – Glucokinase

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