Interesting session with scenario of young adolescent diabetic with weight loss for 3 months and abdominal symptoms.

Important learning point:

  • Important negatives in history even if aetiology of symptoms seems obvious.
  • Weight loss – check menstrual history – if appropriate
  • Keep the task given in focus – need not take ‘irrelevant’ history
  • Role player – also offers learning of the scenario.
  • Manage time – if have spare time at end – explore rather than to sit quietly.