MODY: When should one seek medical advice?

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Jan 03, 2012

Signs and symptoms of MODY like type 2 diabetes usually develop gradually. Many people may have had elevated blood sugar for years before MODY is diagnosed.


Consult your doctor if you have any/all of the following symptoms suggestive of some type of significant medical problem:

  • Dry mouth and increased thirst.
  • Increased frequency of urination during night.
  • Increased hunger or appetite.
  • Blurred vision or any other problem with vision.
  • Dry, itchy skin.
  • Weight loss.
  • Slow-healing sores or frequent infections.
  • Feeling unusually tired or weak.
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet.
  • Frequent or recurrent skin, gum, bladder or vaginal fungal infections.

These are some symptoms that may be present in a person with MODY. If you have one or more of the above symptoms, it does not mean you have maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY). Similar symptoms can be caused by several other medical problems. If any of the above symptoms persist for more than a few days, consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the underlying cause.

 

Who to consult : Health professionals who can be consulted to evaluate your symptoms include:

  • General physicians.
  • Family doctor.
  • Assistants of physicians.
  • Internists.
  • Endocrinologist, who specializes in diabetes.

 

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