People With Serious Mental Illness Have Gaps in Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 2 Diabetes Knowledge

People with serious mental illness have higher rates of type 2 diabetes than the general population, yet their knowledge of diabetes was generally poor and significantly lower than people without mental illness, according to a new study.

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This finding "suggests that more education about type 2 diabetes is needed for those suffering from serious mental illnesses," according to Faith Dickerson, lead author of the study in the latest issue of the journal Psychosomatics.

The research team

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