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Letter to the Editor

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

Faith B. Dickerson, Julie Kreyenbuhl, Richard W. Goldberg, LiJuan Fang, Deborah Medoff, Clayton H. Brown, and Lisa Dixon

Published: July 21, 2009

Article Abstract

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.

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