Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) in India

Monogenetic diabetes is a genetic form of diabetes that is caused by a single gene defect. The most common form of monogenetic diabetes is "Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY), which affects young adults and children. Patients with MODY are lean because of their age, and they are wrongly treated for type 1 diabetes and advised to have life-long insulin injections. New monogenic forms of diabetes have been identified in India, according to a breakthrough study conducted Dr. V. Mohan and Dr. Radha Venkatesan from Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai.

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