New Gene Linked to Maturity-Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY) Identified: Interview With Diabetologist
- A rare gene which is linked to
Maturity Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY) has been identified by
- MODY occurs due to the defect in a single gene.
There are 14 different types of MODY. The gene discovery could be the new
form of MODY
- Renowned diabetologist Dr V Mohan, spoke to
Medindia in an exclusive interview about MODY and the gene discovery
Conventionally, diabetes has been categorized into two sub-types - type 1 and type 2
diabetes. Now, scientists have identified at least 20
types of diabetes. The diagnosis of each type is based
on certain tests that will help the diabetologist to diagnose the condition
more accurately and accordingly take treatment decisions. A patient diagnosed with diabetes may not respond better to the
same treatment given to another diabetic patient. For example, patients with
type 1 diabetes may need insulin injections for life, while patients with type
2 diabetes respond better to medications than insulin.
Diabetes of Youth (MODY) is a newly identified form of diabetes
that occurs due to the defect in a single
gene. So far, scientists have identified six variants
of MODY, including three PDX1 variants P33T, E224K, P242L, HNF4A V169I, BLK
A71T and NEUROD1 H241Q, previously reported to be linked to MODY. ...