Investigators examined a large general practice database to discover the patterns of comorbidities occurring in patients with type 2 diabetes over time. They quantified highly prevalent and well-recorded physical and mental health conditions, and then followed patients up at intervals over 9 years. They discovered that comorbidities are common in this population, with high between-patient variability in comorbidity patterns. They found that mental health is a growing concern and suggested that a population of people living with diabetes should have both their physical and mental health carefully addressed.
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