Monogenic diabetes is more rare than type 1 or type 2 diabetes but represents about 1-3% of all diabetes cases. It is caused by a mutation (error) in any one of over 20 different genes. Some forms appear in children under 1 year of age (neonatal diabetes), while other forms (MODY) are more common in adolescents and young adults, but can appear at any age. All forms of monogenic diabetes are often misdiagnosed as type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
For those with monogenic diabetes, a correct diagnosis can change the course of treatment and lead to a better understanding of the disease and other related problems within the family. Kovler Diabetes Center is recognized as one of the world’s leading research and treatment facilities for monogenic diabetes patients.
Read more on our New Monogenic Website.