August 20, 2007

People With Type I Diabetes Have Lower Rates Of Schizophrenia features a short article on some interesting research results regarding schizophrenia and diabetes. Diabetes and schizophrenia are often considered disorders that show up together. Although research doesn't know exactly why so many people with schizophrenia are at risk for Type II diabetes, we do know that its a combination of medications, lifestyle, nutrition, and possibly other physiological factors.

But until recently there have been no results on Type I diabetes and schizophrenia. Published in the August issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, is an article that shows - "The incidence of schizophrenia in patients with type 1 diabetes is less than half that seen in people without diabetes."

This means that those with type I diabetes may have a lower risk for developing schizophrenia. The linked article details the method of the study, but also goes into possible theories for why there is this decreased risk.

Risk of Schizophrenia Reduced in Type 1 Diabetics

Journal Article:
Incidence of Schizophrenia in a Nationwide Cohort of Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Hannu Juvonen; Antti Reunanen; Jari Haukka; Maria Muhonen; Jaana Suvisaari; Ritva Arajärvi; Timo Partonen; Jouko Lönnqvist Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64:894-899.

Diabetes and Schizophrenia:

Might Some Cases of Schizophrenia Be 'Diabetes' of the Brain?

Antipsychotics, Schizophrenia and Diabetes Care

Older and Cheaper Drugs Treat Diabetes Best


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Posted by: Gerbert Wenisidret at December 10, 2007 11:59 AM

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