Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 7, 2007
Question from Bakersfield, California, USA:
Can you tell me the relationship between beta cell dysfunction and MODY? My son was recently diagnosed with MODY and he also has an immune deficiency including beta cell dysfunction. I happened to be doing some more reading on MODY before our appointment in a few weeks and have begun reading articles that talk about the beta cell dysfunction in MODY patients, but none really describe the relationship. Is it possible that with him having MODY I.V. immunoglobin treatments may not work or may work, but not as efficiently, as they should?
MODY is maturity onset diabetes in the young, a specific set of genetic disorders that interfere with beta cell production of insulin. It is completely different than autoimmune disorders, attacks, on the beta cells and islets in the pancreas. If you are talking about lymphocytic beta cell disorders, this is also totally unrelated.