Diabetes MODY: High Sugar Problem In Youngsters

Somya Verma

, Health A2Z

Diabetes is a chronic condition, which requires special management. You must know more about it. One of the ways is to know what kind of diabetes you are at a higher risk. One of the least heard is Diabetes Mody. In this blog, we will know more about the condition. Read on to know the symptoms, complications and other aspects of MODY.


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What is Diabetes MODY?


Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) as it is called, is the diabetes of the young. As per the Diabetes.uk.org “MODY is caused by a mutation (or change) in a single gene. If a parent has this gene mutation, any child they have has a 50% chance of inheriting it from them. If a child does inherit the mutation they will generally go on to develop MODY before they’re 25, whatever their weight, lifestyle”.


What are the common signs when suffering from Diabetes MODY?


These symptoms that we mention, might be similar to the normal diabetes symptoms as well. However, you must visit the doctor in such a case.


1) Unbearing thirst


You drink water, but still, feel thirsty? Well, this is one of the common diabetic patient symptoms. However, when it becomes unbearable, you can know that it might be Diabetes MODY if you are young and age less than 25.


2) Yeast Infection and Skin Infection


You must have seen most of the people suffering from diabetes complain of skin conditions. This is normal, but when you are not even 25 in age, you must seek an appointment. You should take quick action.


3) Weightloss in Diabetes MODY


When your muscles and organs aren’t receiving enough energy, it can lead to extreme hunger. which can cause a sudden weight loss. Especially, if your ward is eating more it should not be ignored.


What are the key features of Diabetes MODY?


Here are the features of the diabetes MODY that you must know about. It should be on your fingertips.


  • Being diagnosed with diabetes under the age of 25.
  • Having a parent with diabetes, with diabetes in two or more generations.
  • Not necessarily needing insulin.


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What are the complications of Diabetes MODY?


With this chronic condition, follows other conditions as well. Some of them are:


Cardiovascular Disease


It affects the heart and blood vessels and may cause fatal complications like- coronary artery disease (leading to heart attack) and stroke. It is the most common cause of death in people with diabetes. Although, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, and other risk factors contribute to increasing the risk of cardiovascular complications. Learn more about diabetes and CVD.


Kidney Disease (Diabetic Nephropathy)


Kidney disease is caused by damage to the small blood vessels in the kidneys leading to the kidneys becoming less efficient or to fail altogether. It is much more common in people who have diabetes than in those who don’t have diabetes. Maintain a normal level of blood glucose and blood pressure can greatly reduce the risk of kidney disease.


Nerve Disease (Diabetic Neuropathy)


Diabetes can cause damage to the nerves throughout the body when blood glucose and blood pressure are extremely high. This can lead to problems with digestion as well as erectile dysfunction and many other functions. The most commonly affected areas are the extremities, in particular, the feet.


Eye Disease (diabetic retinopathy)


Most people with diabetes will develop some form of eye disease (retinopathy) causing reduced vision or blindness. Continually high levels of blood glucose, together with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, are the main causes of retinopathy. It can be managed through regular eye check-ups and keeping glucose and lipid levels at or close to normal.


As already discussed, with information on Diabetes MODY, you may be able to get better knowledge about it. For any further problems you can always visit our website.


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