Diabetes linked to risk of mental health hospitalization in young adults

Diabetes linked to risk of mental health hospitalization in young adults

Young people with diabetes were four times more likely to be hospitalized for mental health or substance use treatment in 2014 than were young adults without the disease, according to a recent study that shines a harsh light on the psychological toll the disease can take on this group. For every 1,000 young adults aged 19 through 25 who had diabetes, 37 were hospitalized for mental health/substance use, compared to nine young adults without diabetes. The…

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WHAT IS DIABETIC HEART DISEASE (DHD)?

WHAT IS DIABETIC HEART DISEASE (DHD)?

The term “diabetic heart disease” (DHD) refers to heart disease that develops in people who have diabetes. Compared with people who don’t have diabetes, people who have diabetes: • Are at higher risk for heart disease • Have additional causes of heart disease • May develop heart disease at a younger age • May have more severe heart disease Fast Fact People who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes can develop DHD. The higher…

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