Identifying and Managing Patients with Monogenic Diabetes

Unlock the skills to treat monogenic diabetes with our on-demand webinars, empowering healthcare professionals to accurately diagnose, manage, and utilize genetic testing for this rare but significant cause of diabetes!
Monogenic diabetes mellitus (MDM) refers to a number of diverse disorders caused by inherited and sporadic single-gene mutations leading to isolated and syndromic cases of diabetes. Monogenic diabetes is a relatively rare but important cause of diabetes. It accounts for an estimated 1-2% of all diabetes cases. Many patients with monogenic diabetes are incorrectly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) or type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Correctly distinguishing people with monogenic diabetes from those with the more typical polygenic forms has important implications for disease management and heritability. In this way, correctly identifying the genetic basis of diabetes allows for clarification of optimal disease management and can elucidate conditions associated with different genetic causes of diabetes. Diagnosing single-gene causes of diabetes also has important genetic implications for patients’ families. Uncovering monogenic forms of diabetes allows for the screening and identification of carriers before the onset of diabetes and provides opportunities for genetic counseling and education.

This series of on-demand webinars provides a unique opportunity to reach a wider audience of healthcare professionals with limited knowledge about the identification and management of monogenic diabetes. It provides healthcare professionals with a comprehensive overview of MDM. The curriculum will include strategies to diagnose MDM, manage its common forms and syndromic forms, and employ genetic testing.
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These presentations were originally recorded at Celebrating Miracles and Milestones 2022: Monogenic Diabetes Professional Education on July 22, 2022.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for adult and pediatric endocrinologists, family practice and internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, adult and pediatric nurse practitioners, certified diabetes care and education specialists, pediatric nurses, diabetes dietitians, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to providing high-quality care to patients with MDM.

Learning Objectives

After completing this series, participants will be able to:

  • Recall the biochemical and pathophysiologic mechanisms of monogenic diabetes and its various forms;
  • Identify specific genetic testing used for MDM diagnoses;
  • List other conditions, diagnoses, and syndromes related to MDM;
  • State how specific strategies can be used to optimize care and quality of life;
  • Describe the mechanism of action of oral therapies and how they may be used to better care for patients with specific types of MDM;
  • Discuss clinical features that can be used to identify patients that may have MDM;
  • Explain the impact a correct diagnosis can have on MDM treatment and management.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Lisa Letourneau-Freiberg
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Online Presentation
United States
Visit the Kovler Diabetes Center's website.

ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Tiana Bowden via e-mail at
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  Louis Philipson, MD, PhD
  James C. Tyree Professor of Diabetes Research and Care of Medicine
  Professor of Pediatrics
  Director, Kovler Diabetes Center



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The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Participants who successfully complete the entire activity and complete an evaluation form will earn 4.25 contact hours.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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