Case history

Case history

An overweight 55-year-old woman presents for preventive care. She notes that her mother died of diabetes, but reports no polyuria, polydipsia, or weight loss. BP is 144/92 mmHg, fasting blood sugar 148 mg/dL, HbA1c 8.1%, LDL-cholesterol 200 mg/dL, HDL-cholesterol 30 mg/dL, and triglycerides 252 mg/dL.

Other presentations

Patients with type 2 diabetes can also present with symptoms such as blurred vision; fatigue; erectile dysfunction; urinary tract or candidal infections; dry itchy skin; paresthesias; increased urination, thirst, and appetite; or unexplained weight loss.

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