NEONATAL DIABETES AND MATURITY ONSET DIABETES OF YOUNG REGISTRY INDIA
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. Neonatal diabetes refers to a form of diabetes with onset below 6 months of age. This type of diabetes is due to specific genetic mutations. Another type of diabetes is again due to single gene mutation and hence called as Monogenic diabetes. 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 starting a national registry for Neonatal diabetes and MODY so that we can 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 glad to do so. If necessary we would be happy to provide genetic screening for patients affected with neonatal diabetes or MODY type diabetes.