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Atypical presentation of diabetes

Atypical presentation of diabetes

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Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


May 31, 2016


March 15, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Pipin Singh describes a 45 year old man with apparent type 2 diabetes who was unintentionally losing weight. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include assessing patients, which investigations are suitable, and tips for managing patients with an unclear diabetes diagnosis

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals will be better able to:
  • Differentiate late-onset type 1 diabetes (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults; LADA) from type 2 diabetes
  • Understand that initial assessment should focus on symptoms and family history
  • Recall how to manage a patient if you are not sure what type of diabetes they have
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required