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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Monogenic diabetes

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* Not a rare disease

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Treatment

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How is treatment for monogenic diabetes different than for other types of diabetes?

There are many forms of monogenic diabetes, and these are due to mutations in different genes. Recent research results show that people with certain forms of monogenic diabetes can be treated with oral diabetes medications instead of insulin injections [1].

People with monogenic forms of diabetes still need to check their blood sugar levels, however, they may not need to check as often as a person with type 1 diabetes [2].

Last updated: 9/23/2011

References
  1. Monogenic Forms of Diabetes Mellitus: Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus and Maturity-onset Diabetes of the Young. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC). March 2007; http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/mody/. Accessed 8/14/2008.
  2. Treatment. The University of Chicago Kovler Diabetes Center. http://www.monogenicdiabetes.org/treatment. Accessed 9/23/2011.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Monogenic diabetes. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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