August 16, 2019

Relationships of Mental Health Conditions to Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes

Biostatistics & PEP Seminar

Friday, August 23rd
Noon – 1:00p.m.
COPH 2280

Speaker
Daigo Kaseda
Biostatistics Intern, UAMS Department of Biostatistics
Pharmacy Student, Keio University, JAPAN
Relationships of Mental Health Conditions to Type 2 Diabetes Outcomes

Abstract

Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus require self-management skills to control their blood sugar. Patients who also have mental health conditions may experience more difficulty in controlling their blood sugar than those without mental health conditions. Others have studied whether comorbid diagnoses of certain mental health conditions, such as depression & anxiety, serious mental illness, and substance use disorders, relate to blood sugar control. However, results were mixed on whether the particular mental health condition was associated with worse blood sugar control – some results pointed to worse control, and some to better. The previous studies were based on small datasets. Here, we use a larger, more comprehensive dataset (N=3665 from the Arkansas Clinical Data Repository) to better understand how mental health conditions in general, and partitioned into types, relate to blood sugar control. We comment on implications for clinical pharmacists.