John, who is a 61-year-old postman, presents to his GP with a 6-week history of increasing tiredness, polyuria and polydipsia. He has also noticed weight loss over the past 6 months (around 5 kg) and an irritating cough that seems to have coincided with him stopping smoking around 5 months ago. His past medical history includes a partial gastrectomy for a gastric ulcer 26 years ago, which according to John was related to heavy alcohol intake. He was a heavy smoker (40/day) for 38 years, but stopped 5 months ago due to cincreasing shortness of breath….
Ramzi Ajjan, MRCP, Med Sci, PhD, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Health Clinician Scientist, The LIGHT Laboratories, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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