Maturity Onset Diabetes of The Young (MODY)Created by:
Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes are not the only sub-type of Diabetes, there are a lot of other different form of diabetes like Maturity Onset Diabetes of The Young (MODY). MODY is a rare form of diabetes, caused by a mutation of a single gene. It is different from Type 1 or 2 Diabetes. The genetic mutation can be passed on to the children. There are 50% of the child to inherited MODY if the parent has this gene mutation.There are a few different sub-types of MODY like HNF1-alpha, HNF4-alpha, HNF1-beta, and glucokinase. The characteristic features of MODY are being diagnosed with diabetes before the age of 25, having a parent with diabetes, with diabetes in two or more generation, and not necessarily reqired insulin.