Journal article

Multimorbidity, mortality, and HbA1c in type 2 diabetes: A cohort study with UK and Taiwanese cohorts

Jason I Chiang, Peter Hanlon, Tsai-Chung Li, Bhautesh Dinesh Jani, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, John Furler, Cheng-Chieh Lin, Shing-Yu Yang, Barbara I Nicholl, Sharmala Thuraisingam, Frances S Mair

PLoS Medicine | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is emerging interest in multimorbidity in type 2 diabetes (T2D), which can be either concordant (T2D related) or discordant (unrelated), as a way of understanding the burden of disease in T2D. Current diabetes guidelines acknowledge the complex nature of multimorbidity, the management of which should be based on the patient's individual clinical needs and comorbidities. However, although associations between multimorbidity, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), and mortality in people with T2D have been studied to some extent, significant gaps remain, particularly regarding different patterns of multimorbidity, including concordant and discordant conditions. This study explores ass..

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