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Diabetes risk increases in those with psychotic illness

Doctors are claiming that people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are more at risk of developing diabetes. They want anybody taking anti-psychotic drugs to be tested for diabetes. The increased risk is due the psychotic disorder, inadequate diet, insufficient exercise and medication.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Age

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About: Diabetes risk increases in those with psychotic illness

Date: 15 November 2004

Source: The Age


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