Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0031p242 | Obesity, diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFEBES2013

withdrawing insulin in a young person

Bhartia Mithun , Ramachandran Sudarshan

On reviewing patients who are on Mixtard 30, We came across a 17-year-old Asian boy who was diagnosed to have type 1 DM and learning difficulties. We noted that his HbA1c was 5.5. According to notes he was on 16 and 8 units of Mixtard 30. We discovered that he has not been taking his evening insulin (other than a short period after diagnosis) because he was having low BM. His diet consist of burgers, orange juice, takeaways and some coke.We have been gra...

ea0031p349 | Steroids | SFEBES2013

Hypokalaemia: a happy outcome

Bhartia Mithun , Milles John

A 55-year-old lady was referred by her GP to the acute medical unit with a 4-week history of fatigue, generalised swelling and weight gain of a stone, together with a potassium 2.8 mmol/l and sodium 146 mmol/l. Her blood pressure was 211/85 mmHg and she was suspected of having Conn’s syndrome. Treatment was started with Amlodipine 5 mg daily and Spironolactone 25 mg daily which was increased to 100 mg daily on subsequent follow-up in the acute medical unit. She remained u...