MDPI, Metabolites, 10(10), p. 387, 2020
Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) represents a heterogenous group of monogenic autosomal dominant diseases, which accounts for 1–2% of all diabetes cases. Pregnancy represents a crucial time to diagnose MODY forms due to the 50% risk of inheritance in offspring of affected subjects and the potential implications on adequate fetal weight. Not only a history of maternal diabetes may affect the birth weight of offspring, paternal diabetes should also be taken into consideration for a correct pathogenetic diagnosis. The crucial role of maternal and paternal diabetes inheritance patterns and the impact of this inherited mutation on birthweight and the MODY diagnosis was discussed.