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Diabetes Clinical Case Series, Excerpt #3, Endocrinology and Diabetes

Ramsi Ajjan

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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….

 

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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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