Murder risk higher for diabetes patients

The comorbidities of diabetes may be well known, but now researchers have shed light on some less familiar risks associated with the disease.

Reviewing data on 250,000 people with diabetes types 1 and 2, a Swedish study found people with diabetes were more likely to die from unnatural causes, such as murder and suicide, compared with the general population.

Causes of the most common unnatural deaths and their associated risks:

Accidents

Accidents, including falls and transport accidents, were the most common cause of unnatural deaths among people with diabetes. This

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