Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0012p41 | Diabetes, metabolism and cardiovascular | SFE2006

Type II diabetes mellitus presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis in a young obese Caucasian male

Hameed S , Lumbers T , Winocour PH

A 19 year old Caucasian male presented with nausea and malaise. In the past medical history he had been obese since childhood with hyperphagia and abnormal food seeking behaviour. His father was obese and had type I diabetes mellitus. His mother was also obese and had impaired glucose tolerance.On examination he was morbidly obese (body mass index 46.9 Kg/M2) and had axillary acanthosis nigracans. He had clinical features of hypovolaemic shock...

ea0012p62 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | SFE2006

A case of non-islet cell tumour hypoglycaemia

Nair S , Lumbers T , Gooding I , Winocour P

A 73-year-old woman presented with hypoglycaemic collapse and a capillary blood sugar of 0.7 mmol/l and required continuous intravenous dextrose to maintain euglycaemia. There was two-week history of night sweats and overnight snacking. One year previous, the patient had been diagnosed with a gastric adenocarcinoma and had undergone a sub-total gastrectomy and chemo-radiotherapy. Physical examination was unremarkable. Liver function was normal except an elevated alkaline phosp...