Clinical features and treatment of maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2012;5:101-8. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S23353. Epub 2012 May 1.


Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a heterogeneous group of disorders that result in β-cell dysfunction. It is rare, accounting for just 1%-2% of all diabetes. It is often misdiagnosed as type 1 or type 2 diabetes, as it is often difficult to distinguish MODY from these two forms. However, diagnosis allows appropriate individualized care, depending on the genetic etiology, and allows prognostication in family members. In this review, we discuss features of the common causes of MODY, as well as the treatment and diagnosis of MODY.

Keywords: GCK; HNF1A; HNF1B; HNF4A; type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes.