Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young Overview

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.


The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and its genetic causes and management.

The following are the goals of this overview:

Goal 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of MODY.

Goal 2: Review the genetic causes of MODY.

Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of MODY in a proband (when possible).

Goal 4: Inform (when possible) medical management of MODY based on genetic cause.

Goal 5: Inform risk assessment and surveillance of at-risk relatives for early detection and treatment of MODY.

Publication types

  • Review