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NEONATAL DIABETES

Diabetes is of several types.  Type 1 or Insulin dependent diabetes and type 2 or Non-insulin dependent diabetes are the commonest forms of diabetes.  However, there are other forms of diabetes which, although less common are of great interest. Monogenic diabetes is due to single gene mutation and hence called as Monogenic diabetes which consists of Neonatal diabetes mellitus (NDM) refers to a form of diabetes with onset below 6 months of age and the most common type of monogenic diabetes is Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (or MODY). At the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre we are launching a national registry for Neonatal diabetes and MODY in order to understand more about these conditions.

We invite doctors treating patients with Neonatal Diabetes and MODY to register their cases in this registry.  We also invite patients or their parents or close relatives who might have one of these conditions to register at this site.  All information provided will be kept confidential.  If we can provide any professional help we would be happy to do so.  If necessary, we would be happy to provide genetic screening for patients affected with neonatal diabetes or MODY sub type of diabetes.

 

 

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