The pandemic of metabolic disorders is accelerating in the urbanized world posing huge burden to health and economy. The key pioneer to most of the metabolic disorders is insulin dependent diabetes mellitus or Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus commonly known as Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Both of these forms of diabetes are polygenic and multifactorial. A newly discovered form of diabetes is Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY). MODY is monogenic form of diabetes inherited as autosomal dominant anarchy. This piece of writing presents a concise portrayal to MODY. In this article this new form of diabetes is introduced, its different subtypes and clinical characteristics are discussed.
Key words: T1DM; type 1 diabetes mellitus, T2DM; type 2 diabetes mellitus, MODY; maturity onset diabetes of the young.
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