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The challenges of diabetes diagnosis in adult populations in primary care settings

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posted on 2022-12-02, 16:30 authored by Brian Li, C O'Keefe, P McElhinney, Susan SmithSusan Smith

Presentation A 43-year-old male presented with a ten-day history of abdominal pain, urinary frequency, and nocturia.

Diagnosis HbA1c and serum glucose levels revealed results consistent with a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Treatment The patient was prescribed 500mg of metformin and scheduled a follow up appointment with a diabetes practice nurse for a full work-up and discussion of lifestyle modifications.

Discussion The importance of an accurate diagnosis between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is crucial, particularly in patients who present atypically with signs, symptoms, and characteristics from both categories.

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Published Citation

Li B. O’Keefe C. McElhinney P, Smith SM. The challenges of diabetes diagnosis in adult populations in primary care settings. Ir Med J. 2022;115(5):602

Publication Date

25 May 2022

Department/Unit

  • General Practice
  • Undergraduate Research

Publisher

Irish Medical Association

Version

  • Published Version (Version of Record)