What is Neonatal Monogenic Diabetes Mellitus?

Our son, now a busy 1 year old, was diagnosed with Neonatal Monogenic Diabetes just a few days shy of being 6 months old. He presented in DKA, or Diabetic Ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition with an extremely high blood sugar and in what the doctors considered critical condition. 

The Neonatal part of Carter's disease is due to his age at the onset of diabetes. 

The Monogenic part of the disease refers to a genetic mutation that is responsible for the development of his diabetes. 

Read more about Neonatal Monogenic Diabetes HERE