People with symptoms of psychosis have a higher risk of diabetes.

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Effective management of diabetes can be complicated by other chronic conditions.  This analysis of World Health Organization’s survey looked for an association between symptoms of psychosis and the prevalence of diabetes. Clinical question: Are people with psychotic symptoms more likely to have diabetes? The evidence: The researchers interviewed a sample of patients from the WHO [read the full story…]

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Quality of care for people with diabetes in England and Wales, 2009-10

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The National Diabetes Audit reports on the quality of care for people with diabetes. Clinical question: What is the standard of diabetes care delivered by the NHS in England and Wales? The report looked at patient registrations, care processes, treatment targets and rates of complications.  Data were derived by surveying GP practices and health authorities. [read the full story…]

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Diabetes increasing among rural populations in developing countries

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This systematic review reports that the prevalence of diabetes among rural populations in developing countries increased from 1.8% (1.0-2.6) of the population in 1985-1989 to 8.6% (6.4-10.7) of the population in 2005-2010. Clinical question In rural populations in low and middle income countries, is the prevalence of diabetes increasing over time? The evidence The reviewers [read the full story…]