I have a database of diabetic patients. Mostly 80 % are T2DM patients. Now I would like to identify the T2DM patients based on their conditions reported. I mean when patients visit hospital (diabetic specialist clinic), they report/record their conditions.
So I decided that I will use the disorders list CLICK HERE of Type 2 diabetes to identify patients who are diagnosed for T2DM
However, I see that few patients have conditions like below which aren't covered or included in disorders list?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease Tinnitus Blood chemistry abnormal Gastroesophageal reflux disease without esophagitis Manifest vertical squint Nonulcer dyspepsia Chronic gastritis
and other patient has below two conditions
sleep apnea obesity
Why are the above items missing in the disorders list? Aren't they called complications? Am I right to understand the above conditions have arisen due to T2DM? Because my data is from Diabetes specialist clinic? Am I missing something here?
complications are nothing but diseases arising out of the main condition (which is T2DM) in my case.
He has the above conditions because he was diagnosed with T2DM. It can't be due to any other reason right? I mean why does he have to visit Diabetic specialist clinic for above conditions if it's not related to T2DM
How can I address this scenario? Can you help?