Diabetes Care for Clients in
Behavioral Health Treatment

People with mental illness, substance use disorders (SUDs), or both are at increased risk for developing diabetes, a chronic metabolic disease with numerous long-term health consequences. Untreated behavioral health disorders can exacerbate diabetes symptoms and complications. In addition, companion features of behavioral health disorders—such as poor self-care, improper nutrition, reduced physical activity, and increased barriers to preventive or primary health care—can adversely affect management of co-occurring diabetes.  Read More


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