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Suicide, Alcohol-Related and Accidental Deaths Higher in Diabetes

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In a Finnish study of adults, researchers learned that if newly diagnosed with diabetes such subjects were more likely to die of suicide, alcohol-related causes or accidents over even years than patients without diabetes. More than 434,000 adults were enrolled in this study, including those newly diagnosed with diabetes during the course of the 13-year study. During the mean follow-up of 7.1 years, 2,832 deaths were due to alcohol-related causes, 3,187 due to accidents, and 853 to suicide. Read more at this Healio article.