Unnatural death rate higher with diabetes

The study in 250,000 people with diabetes matched to five population controls also showed that suicide and homicide were each three times higher in the diabetes population.

Deliberate or accidental fatal self-poisoning by unspecified drugs and medication was eight times higher in the diabetes group. Nine per cent of poisoning cases in this group were overdoses of insulin or oral antihypoglycaemic agents.

Diabetes Care 2014; online 21 May