Have you or your child been screened for monogenic diabetes?
Yes, and it was negative
Yes, and it was positive
I don't know what monogenic diabetes is
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Have you or your child been screened for monogenic diabetes?Poll dates: May 25 - June 1, 2016
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Most people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and most people who visit Children with Diabetes have or care for someone with type 1 diabetes. There are other kinds of diabetes however, including a class referred to as "monogenic," meaning that they are caused by a single gene mutation. For some kinds of monogenic diabetes, oral medication, rather than insulin, is used.
If you or your child were diagnosed at a very young age, and there is a family history of type 1 diabetes, you might want to ask your diabetes team about being screened for monogenic diabetes. You can learn more by visiting the resources listed below.
For More Information
- What is Monogenic Diabetes? from the National Center for Monogenic Diabetes at the University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center
- DiabetesGenes.org from the Diabetes Research department and the Centre for Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter Medical School and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK
- Monogenic Forms of Diabetes: Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus and Maturity-onset Diabetes of the Young from the NIDDK
- Journey to a Miracle - Freedom from Insulin tells the stories of several families who were initially mis-diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, only later to be diagnosed correctly with monogenic diabetes.
Last Updated: Wednesday June 01, 2016 17:46:16
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