Case Study: Woman with Diabetes with Weight Loss

A 32‐year‐old female presents with weight loss. She has had insulin‐dependent diabetes for 10 years. She has a good appetite but has noticed an increased frequency of pale stools. Her glycaemic control has been poor.

1. The poor glycaemic control is most likely to be due to:

a. Poor compliance/adherence to treatment

b. Insulin resistance

c. Malabsorption

2. The exocrine function of the pancreas is best assessed by:

a. Three‐day faecal fat measurement

b. A fat provocation ultrasound

c. Measurement of pancreatic enzyme activity in faeces

3. Pancreatic structure would be best assessed by:

a. Ultrasound

b. CT

c. MRI

Patrick Fynn

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