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Drug use, suicide found in type 1 diabetes organ donors

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High rates of suicide and illicit substance abuse have been found among deceased individuals with type 1 diabetes who acted as organ donors for research purposes, reinforcing the need for psychosocial screening in the type 1 diabetes population. The data, from the JDRF-sponsored (Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes) (nPOD) program, were published online July 5, 2017 in Diabetes Care by pediatric endocrinology fellow Laura M Jacobsen, MD, of the University of Florida, Gainesville, and colleagues. more


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