Objective: The evidence treatment gap for patients with type 2 diabetes. Design: A summary of convenience sample of seven general practices. Setting: Metropolitan and rural Victoria, Australia. Participants: 561 patients of general practices (75% from rural general practices). Main outcome measures: Demographic data, duration of diabetes, diabetes complications, HbA1c and lipid levels, blood pressure and score on PHQ-9. Results: Patients with depression show more severe, progressive and intensively treated diabetes. The prevalence of depression in diabetes is about twice that of the general population. Conclusion: Australian guidelines for diabetes should recommend screening for depression.
Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact email@example.com.