Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Oct;17(Suppl 1):S313-5. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.119643.

Comparison of complications in diabetic outpatients with or without mental illness.

Author information

Department of Internal Medicine, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.


Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and psychiatric illness are related in many ways by prevalence, burden, course, and outcome. Co-morbid mental illness may play a role in determining the complication in diabetic patients. This study was conducted in 2010 among consecutive diabetic out-patients diagnosed as per American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines 2009, of age above 14 years, to compare the complications in diabetic patients with or without mental illness. Diabetic neuropathies, cardiovascular complications, and morbid obesity were among the complications significantly more among diabetic patients with mental illness (GHQ-12 ≥ 2) than without mental illness (GHQ-12 ≤ 2).


B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences; complications; diabetes mellitus; mental illness; outpatient clinic

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Medknow Publications and Media Pvt Ltd Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center