Metformin, insulin, and insulin secretagogues do not alter HbA1c levels in glucokinase maturity-onset diabetes of the young (GCK-MODY). However, the efficacy of the new hypoglycemic drugs on GCK-MODY remains unclear.


We describe a case of GCK-MODY with unchanged blood glucose under different therapies during an 8 years’ follow-up. His HbA1c and biochemical indices under different hypoglycemic treatments were recorded.


Oral glucose-lowering drugs, including thiazolidinediones, dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitor, α-glucosidase inhibitor, and sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor that had not been evaluated previously, did not improve the HbA1c level in this patient. However, the glucokinase activator dorzagliatin effectively and safely lowered his HbA1c level.


Dorzagliatin was effective and safe in this patient with GCK-MODY, providing potential application prospects for precise treatment of GCK-MODY with dorzagliatin.

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