Dinan, Ted, Peveler, Robert and Holt, Richard
Understanding schizophrenia and diabetes
British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 65, (8), .
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Alongside other risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes, the presence of severe mental illness is often overlooked. A person with schizophrenia has a two to four times greater risk of developing diabetes than the general population and the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is between 15 and 18% in the schizophrenia population. A full understanding of this issue is vital
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