The spectrum of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the young in a migrant Indian population

I. Jialal, P. Naiker, M. C. Rajput, C. Naidoo, M. A. Omar

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Abstract

The familial aggregation and degree of adiposity of 108 Indian patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes in the young was studied. All patients had onset of diabetes under 30 yr and the female to male ratio was 5:1. Obesity as defined was present in 52 patients (48.2%). A positive family history of diabetes was present in 90 patients (83.3%). Two distinct subtypes emerged in the patients with a positive family history; the offspring of conjugal diabetic parents (29%) and maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) with 3-generation transmission (13%). In conclusion, the syndrome of NIDDY in Indians comprises at least 3 subtypes: offspring of conjugal diabetic parents, MODY and patients without a family history (sporadic type).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-481
Number of pages3
JournalDiabetes Research
Volume3
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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