From New Jersey, USA:
Is it possible for MODY to progress into type 1 diabetes instead of type 2?
MODY is a very specific diagnosis. It is associated with a number of genes. Some centers even look for the gene. I am not able to do so. The real question is the correct diagnosis of MODY, I expect. The other choice is a slowly evolving type 1; LADA is what it is called. It ususally happens in adults, is autoimmune and the term latent is applied as the autoimmune process is very slow. I suspect people who think they have type 2 and progress to needing insulin and are thin, actually have LADA and have had autoimmune diabetes all along.
Original posting 9 Feb 2005
Posted to LADA and MODY
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
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