Misdiagnosing MODY Diabetes Can Accelerate Beta Cell Destruction

MODY is Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young, a form of diabetes that affects 1 percent to 2 percent of those with diabetes. MODY develops before age 25 and is genetically passed from one generation to the next. All children of a parent with MODY have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the gene and being affected by MODY themselves. MODY often goes unrecognized or misdiagnosed as Type 2 diabetes because the two share symptoms

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