Last Updated on May 14, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Doctor Should I Consult For Monogenic Forms of Diabetes ?

You Can Consult with a Diabetologist or an Endocrinologist for doubts regarding Neonatal diabetes mellitus and Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young.

2. How do I know if my infant has NDM?

Infants with NDM usually present with a low birth weight and fail to thrive well after birth. Check for frequent urination or signs of excessive thirst. An infant with NDM may also frequently fall sick with infections. The infant needs to be checked for heavy, labored breathing. If two or more symptoms are present, the infant needs to be examined for NDM.

3. If my partner or I have had NDM/MODY, what are the chances of conceiving a baby with the same genetic mutations?

In the case of NDM/MODY caused by an autosomal dominant genetic mutation, the chances of the baby receiving the same genetic mutation is 25%. If both parents have a recessive gene for any form of monogenic diabetes, chances of the baby getting monogenic diabetes is 50%. Genetic counseling is essential before planning a baby.

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