NorthShore is harnessing data in its Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system to identify and contact patients who are at high risk for Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY). In collaboration with NorthShore’s academic partner, The University of Chicago Medicine, Liana Billings, MD, MMSc, leads a team of researchers in FIND MODY. The project seeks patients primarily under the age of 40 with diabetes caused by single genetic mutations. “More than 80 percent of people with MODY are inappropriately treated for Type 1 or 2 diabetes,” explained Dr. Billings. “A correct genetic diagnosis can dramatically change a person’s health and quality of life.” “Our collaboration with NorthShore has broad implications for translating knowledge of diabetes genetics into improved outcomes that can serve as a model for other diseases as well,” said Rochelle Naylor, MD, a diabetes specialist at the University of Chicago. Learn the risk factors and characteristics of MODY at northshore.org/L3—or to make an appointment, please call (847) 492-5700 (Ext. 1257).
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