Maturity onset diabetes of the young is an inherited disorder. It is a type of diabetes that causes elevated blood sugars (hyperglycemia) from an early age (generally before age 25 years).
Based on gene defects, the following six types of MODY are recognised:
Duration of Symptoms: As MODY is an inherited disease, it lasts throughout a person's lifetime after the start of disease. The severity of the symptoms and complications, however, can vary depending on the form of MODY such as symptoms of MODY 2 are generally mild, but other types of MODY will get progressively worse over time.
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