Thesis / Dissertation

Multimorbidity in People with Type 2 Diabetes: Exploration of Associations with Mortality and Glycaemia

Jason I-Hsiu Chiang, John Furler (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Background Type 2 diabetes is a leading health priority of the 21st century. Type 2 diabetes management is complex for both practitioners and patients, made more so because diabetes rarely occurs on its own. Indeed, multimorbidity (the co-occurrence of two or more chronic conditions in an individual) is the norm in diabetes. Multimorbidity, brings about many challenges including difficulties in managing the competing demands of multiple conditions. This can result in reduced adherence to complicated therapeutic regimens. This in turn could lead to suboptimal glycaemia which has been shown to be associated with poorer health outcomes such as the development of downstream complications and inc..

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