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MODY diabetes?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 10, 2007
  • 08:01 PM

I am a 32 years old Romanian woman, also a doctor
(cardiologist). I have been diagnosed at 26 years with
Diabetes mellitus, on the occasion of performing a
usual blood checking. It was not an extreme surprise,
given the fact that both my parents already had NIDDM,
also one grandmother and two uncles; only the age of
the onset of my disease was surprisingly young.
The doctors I consulted here in Romania raised from
the beginning the suspicion of MODY. Because my
postprandial glycemias were high with diet only, they
prescribed me Repaglinide and this is my therapy until
now, with generally a good response, my last
determined HbA1c (in december 2006) being 6,4. But
there are also periods of insufficient control. My
doctor told me that there is no point in initiating
insulin therapy yet, because of a potential high risk
of hypoglicemias.
In my country, as far as I know, I cannot perform
tests to confirm that I have MODY. And I think it
would be important to know this for sure, especially
in this moment when I decided to have a child and I
know that it will not be easy to prepare for pregnancy

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