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.
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