Diabetes and Mental Illness: Improving Outcomes and Services

People with a severe mental illness have poorer physical health and a shorter life expectancy compared to the general population. Diabetes contributes to this inequality; people with severe mental illness are 2-3 times more likely to develop diabetes and to experience more diabetic complications (such as blindness, kidney problems, strokes, and death).

The DIAMONDS research programme aims to address this inequality by constructing an evidence base which can shape service provision. The DIAMONDS programme encompasses a range of workstreams including: literature reviews; EMERALD, a mixed methods study comprising longitudinal patient record analysis and qualitative interviews. 

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