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DEFINITION

  • Maturity onset diabetes of youth (MODY) is a monogenic form of early-onset diabetes mellitus (DM), which is usually identified in childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood.
  • It is characterized by nonketotic DM, autosomal dominant transmission, onset before the age of 25 years of age, and pancreatic beta cell dysfunction.

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Last updated: October 4, 2015