Addressing suicide risk in diabetes: Rates and risk factors, HCP fears, and practical advice
What you need to know
The increased risk for suicide in people with diabetes was recently flagged by the US FDA as an understudied topic of vital importance.
Browse this page to learn about rates and risk, underlying psychological factors, practical actions that healthcare providers can take to support patients, and the goals of the RESCUE Collaborative Community.
Suicide risk in diabetes: Why doctors may hesitate to screen, but should not
Mary de Groot explains the importance of screening for suicidal ideation in people with diabetes, and addresses common concerns that may make doctors hesitate to do so (7:22).
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Addressing suicide risk in diabetes
An international collaborative community to address suicide risk in diabetes
Katharine Barnard-Kelly explains how the international RESCUE Collaborative Community, in partnership with the US FDA, aims to raise awareness of the risk for suicide in people with diabetes, improve data-gathering, and provide support for people at risk and their healthcare providers (2:25).
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About the contributors
Mary de Groot
Mary de Groot, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and acting director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center at Indiana University. Browse contributions
Katharine Barnard-Kelly, PhD, is Professor of Health Psychology, specializing in the psychosocial impact and management of illness and long-term conditions. Browse contributions