This is the story of a MODY diabetic trying to earn her membership back into the “5% club”.

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  • 1. Bernard Farrell  |  May 14, 2007 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for explaining what MODY means. Can I ask what the 5% club is?

    I feel a little dumb having had diabetes for so long and not having heard of either of these.

  • 2. Lancet Queen  |  May 14, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Hi Bernard – the “5 %” club refers to when your HbA1C is in the 5.0 to 5.9% range. 🙂

  • 3. Milton Mahler  |  September 15, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic. I purchased a Track3 diabetes handheld manager. I bought it online through Coheso.
    com. It is avery useful data manager..it is a diabetic tool and does not keep track of weight or blood pressure. Sadly the software is PC only. I have PC emulation software that crashes at download. Doesn’t like the Mac.

    I just wanted to pass this info on to you.


  • 4. elise  |  October 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    I work at dLife and I was wondering if you would like to be added to our diabetes blogger email list? Every week we send a fun video clip about diabetes. If you are interested, please contact me at urbahn at dlife dot com. Thanks!

  • 5. Janelle Ponte  |  June 6, 2008 at 6:42 am

    Hi…I lost a husband (on his 35th birthday) to the complications of MODY in ’99. We didn’t know about MODY back then. I had my children genetically tested and I have one son who tested positive for MODY 3. He was 11 at the time of testing and asymptomatic, now he is 15 and his A1c’s are creeping up. (It was 6.1 yesterday) I have first hand experience with the disease and I eat up every piece of information I get on the internet. My sons doctors are a bit frustrating (thats another story) Your blog is an interesting and fun read…… I only scanned it briefly. Do you mind if I ask your age? Thanks!

  • 6. lancetqueen  |  June 6, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Hi Janelle – I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I just turned 30 in February, and was diagnosed with diabetes over 10 years ago at age 19. I’m glad to hear that you are monitoring your children closely. A doctor saw signs in me around your son’s age, but just told me to cut back on sugar, which I did for a while but it all fell apart in college. I wish my parents would have known to have A1C tests performed – we really only knew to look for the obvious symptoms of diabetes (frequent urination, etc). I recently came across some notes of my dad’s that say my A1C at time of diagnosis was 11! So, I’m surprised but happy to say I’ve had no complications thus far, despite at least a year with blood sugars that high.

  • 7. Tarynne  |  January 28, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Hi, I have MODY 3 and recently moved to NYC. I am looking for an endocrinologist in the city that has an interest in MODY and knows about it and I was wondering who you see?

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