Diabetes and Mental Health

National surveys have reported that mentally ill people have worse health insurance and poorer access to care than people that are not mentally ill (56). A multicenter Veterans Administration hospital study, however, found little difference in the quality of diabetes care between those that were mentally ill and those that were not (56). This finding may be unique to that setting, owing to accessibility and monitoring of the level of care that occurs in that setting, and may not be reflective of national trends outside of the VA (56).

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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