Who is This Test For?
Patients with a personal and/or family history suggestive of monogenic diabetes and obesity related disorders. These conditions may occur independently or as clinical features of a genetic syndrome.
One should also look at clinical factors that could suggest monogenic diabetes. Some of these include being diagnosed with diabetes within the first 6 months of life, when there is a family history of diabetes, when there are features of diabetes that don’t fall into the typical “type 1” or “type 2” category, and when a person has a stable, mild fasting hyperglycemia, even if they’re in a normal weight category. Similarly, genetic testing will be beneficial if someone in your family has diabetes, but are a normal weight or if you belong to certain ethnic groups that are more at risk for diabetes.2