Mental-Health Issues May Be Overlooked In Patients With Diabetes

Medscape (7/19, Melville) reported that “among the wide-ranging comorbidities associated with diabetes, mental-health issues are probably among the most overlooked, despite their potential to compromise self-management and increase the risk for serious complications, according to a new viewpoint published online…in the Journal of the American Medical Association.” The authors wrote, “Despite the potential adverse effects of mental-health problems on diabetes outcomes and healthcare expenditures, only about one-third of patients with these coexisting conditions receive a diagnosis and treatment.”

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