Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY)
So... What IS MODY and can MODY affect me? MODY affects a small amount of people, about 1% to 2% often under 25 years of age and is often hereditary, passed on from one generation to the next through a single gene such as HNF1 – alpha. The child will have a 50/50 chance of developing MODY and often goes unrecognised.
Treatment is again similar to type 2 diabetes, with diet and exercise but may need to be treated with tablets or insulin.