A 5-Year Follow-Up of Diabetes Knowledge in Persons With Serious Mental Illness and Type 2 Diabetes

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Letter to the Editor

Sir: Despite the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes in persons with serious mental illness, there has been only limited study of diabetes knowledge in this group. In a previous report, we found that among 201 persons with serious mental illness and type 2 diabetes, the mean score on a diabetes knowledge test was only 54%. We reassessed the diabetes knowledge of persons in our sample 5 years later, in a period of heightened focus on diabetes among persons with serious mental illness.

J Clin Psychiatry 2009;70(7):1057-1058