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The difference between MODY and type 2 diabetes

Posted on January 30, 2015 2:45 pm under Medical Malpractice

Some healthcare professionals misdiagnose maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) as type 2 diabetes, especially among patients whose symptoms occurred during adulthood. Although both share similar symptoms, MODY and type 2 diabetes have different treatment courses, and mistaking one for the other may result in unnecessary or delayed treatment.

Patients who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes might actually be suffering from MODY if:

  • The patient is not noticeably obese
  • The diabetic family members of the patient are not overweight
  • The patient shows no sign of insulin resistance
  • The patient came from an ethnic background or race with low diabetes risk

MODY misdiagnosis is oftentimes the result of a doctor’s failure to probe far enough into a diabetic patient’s condition. To learn more about how to take legal action and claim financial restitution after being misdiagnosed in Wisconsin, consult with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.