Medical Dictionary: Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)


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Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY): Another name for MODY diabetes.
Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) (condition): Rare genetic form of diabetes with similar features to Type 2 diabetes.
Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) (condition): Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) is a form of diabetes that is genetically inhereted. Whereas most types of diabetes only have genetic inheritance as a "risk factor", MODY is more strongly inherited. MODY is similar to Type II diabetes in its severity, leading to a form of insulin deficiency. Whereas typical Type 2 diabetics are over-forty and over-weight, a MODY patient is typically in teens or twenties and is thin.

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