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Diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Sri Lankan patients with schizophrenia

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Author(s): Raveen Hanwella | Varuni de Silva

Journal: Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry
ISSN 2012-6883

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 56;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: diabetes | schizophrenia | Sri Lanka

ABSTRACT
Background: Type 2 diabetes is commoner among South Asians than Europeans. The few studies of South Asian patients with schizophrenia have found increased prevalence of diabetes. Aims: To determine prevalence of diabetes and impaired fasting glucose among patients with schizophrenia presenting to an acute psychiatry unit. Methods: The sample consisted of all patients with ICD-10 diagnosis of schizophrenia admitted to an acute psychiatry unit during one year. Data was obtained by retrospective review of patients’ records. Diabetes was diagnosed according to the American Diabetes Association criteria when fasting plasma glucose (FPG) was ≥ 7.0 mmol/l. Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) was diagnosed when FPG was ≥5.6 mmol/l but
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