Genetic forms of diabetes
Genetic forms of diabetes are rare but important to recognised. There are a number of directly inherited forms of diabetes, such as Maturity Onset of the Young (MODY) and mitochondrial diabetes (MIDD) which occur as a result of specific genetic variations, which are directly passed from parent to child through DNA. These can be identified through genetic analysis, and may require particular treatment depending on the specific condition identified. There are also specific implications for first degree relatives of those affected in terms of their risk for these conditions.
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