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Dan’s story

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In Week 2 we introduced you to Dan when we were discussing the use of non-genetic tests to recognise patients who may have MODY (the most common form of monogenic diabetes).

When Dan was diagnosed with diabetes he was told he had Type 1 diabetes and was started on insulin injections. In this video, Dan tells us about the difficulties he had with hypoglycaemia when he was taking insulin injections and the impact this had on his daily life.

The family had asked for genetic testing, as a distant family member had previously been identified with HNF1A MODY, but their local team did not understand the potential impact of an alternative diagnosis.

We asked for genetic testing many times and they said, “We’ll never take him off insulin so what’s the point?”. Dan’s Mum
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