Spotting families with genetic diabetes can transform their care

Most people have heard of type-1 and type-2 diabetes, but there are other, rarer, forms of the condition caused by a change in a single gene, known as monogenic diabetes, which affects about 3.5% of those diagnosed with the condition. 

Identifying patients with monogenic diabetes, and confirming this by genetic testing, can lead to changes in their treatment that can help transform their lives – even when the genetic diagnosis is made years after the original diabetes diagnosis.