Published on:February 2022

Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2022; 15(1):1-7

Review Article | doi:10.5530/ijopp.15.1.2


Atreyee Sarkar*, Jayakumar Iyer Rajamani

Department of Environmental Science Gitam University, Nagadenahalli, Doddaballapura, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.


This review attempts to summarize the literature findings of Matured Onset Diabetes in Young which is known as MODY, highlighting the perspective of the Indian population. This article provides a gist of the prevalence, clinical features, methods of diagnosis and probable treatment methods of the disease having an updated list of references of all recent published articles available in the public domain. An increasing number of people worldwide, including India is being misdiagnosed as Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes in spite of having MODY. Faulty eating habits, sedentary life style and mismanagement of stress and poor work-life balance is causing the chronic disease on the rise. Misdiagnosis results in delay of the actual treatment of the disease. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels for a very long time may lead to several macrovascular and microvascular complications. This review aims to bring an awareness among people to understand the characteristics of the disease, the possible ways of managing the disease and the precautions to be taken in order to prevent it. The possible reasons and probable solution for the problem of the alarming increase of the disease in India is being discussed here

Key words: MODY, India, Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Misdiagnosis, Management.