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The Trainees and Members’ Committee (T&MC) is a representative Committee of elected Trainees and Members of the College (RCPE). The Committee provides support for trainees and to ensure that the views of trainees are represented in all College discussions and to represent trainees in our external discussions, such as within the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB).
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is caused by absolute insulin deficiency due to destruction (most commonly autoimmune destruction) of pancreatic beta-cells.
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is caused by insulin resistance and a relative insulin deficiency.
Tri-iodothyronine (T3) is active thyroid hormone, and regulates the body's metabolism.
TBI is traumatic brain injury.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) uses a mild electrical current to help manage pain or muscle spasm.
TENS can be used in a number of painful conditions including joint pain, pelvic pain (such as in endometriosis) and during labour.
TFTs can be used to diagnose thyroid disease and to monitor treatment (thyroid suppression or thyroid hormone replacement).
Thyroid antibodies may also be tested.
A transient ischaemic attack (TIA, also known as 'mini-stroke') is a "transient (less than 24 hours) neurological dysfunction caused by focal brain, spinal cord, or retinal ischemia, without evidence of acute infarction".
TIAs are associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke (particularly in the short-term), highlighting higher risk patients who should be assessed for aggressive management of stroke risk factors.