Comorbid mental illness and diabetes present a unique set of challenges both for the patient and for healthcare providers. The evidence for effective interventions is limited and there are no consensus treatment guidelines. Added to this are the inherent difficulties of delivering care across parallel organisational and operational boundaries and a recognition that individuals with psychiatric disorders often struggle to access routine physical healthcare and have other inequalities in health.
This report provides advice on the management of diabetes for people with a severe mental illness.
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