A previously healthy 52-year-old man comes to the physician because of a 3-month history of increase

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    samuel New Member

    A previously healthy 52-year-old man comes to the physician because of a 3-month history of increased urinary volume and increased urinary frequency at night. He has had a 6.8-kg (15-lb) weight loss during this period despite no change in appetite. His father has hypertension, and his mother has hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. He currently weighs 95 kg (210 lb) and is 178 cm (70 in) tall. His blood pressure is 160/85 mm Hg in both arms. Examination shows no other abnormalities. His nonfasting serum glucose level is 280 mg/dL. Which of the following serum levels is most likely to be increased in this patient?

    A
    ) Bicarbonate

    B
    ) Glucagon

    C
    ) HDL-cholesterol

    D
    ) Insulin

    E
    ) Ketones

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