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Table 1 Participant summary table

From: Analysis of social networks supporting the self-management of type 2 diabetes for people with mental illness

Pseudonym Age Living Arrangements Other chronic illnesses identified by participants Number of people in network
Annabelle 66 Lives with spouse Joint problems, Meniere’s syndrome, asthma, anxiety 8 (3 professional, 5 social)
Bonnie 77 Lives with spouse Bowel issues, back problems, asthma 8 (5 professional, 3 social)
Florence 85 Residential care Leg pain, swollen knees, back pain, leg ulcer/ft ulcer, depression. 5 (2 professional, 3 social)
Rupert 76 Lives with spouse Heart issues (bypass), pacemaker, lung problems (asbestosis) 9 (3 professional, 6 social, 1 pet)
Maxwell 52 Homeless shelter High blood pressure 4 (all professional)
Jack 53 Homeless shelter Depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol 11 (6 professional, 5 social)
Rosemary 72 Lives alone Leg amputation, kidney problems, anxiety 14 (8 professional, 6 social)
Kate 49 Lives with ex-spouse and children Peripheral neuropathy, cellulitis, high blood pressure, breast abscess, high cholesterol and thyroid problems 9 (3 professional, 6 social)
Alexander 52 Lives alone Schizophrenia, Rotor Syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, anxiety, chronic stress, bipolar, alcoholism 8 (4 professional, 4 social and 1 pet)
Robert 51 Lives alone Epilepsy, schizoaffective psychosis, anxiety 10 (7 professional, 3 social)
William 69 Lives alone Sleep apnoea, asbestosis, glaucoma, depression and bipolar 9 (8 professional, 1 social)
Miranda 94 Lives alone High blood sugar, heart problems, cancer (breast) 9 (3 professional, 6 social)
Stanley 78 Lives alone Depression, heart problems, memory problems 11 (8 professional, 3 social, 1 pet)
Sophie 64 Lives with spouse Legally blind, arthritis, bipolar, thyroid problems 5 (4 professional, 1 social, 1 pet)
Emily 32 Lives with housemate Stroke, arthritis, shortness of breath, depression and anxiety 9 (6 professional, 3 social 1 pet)
Penelope 44 Lives alone Breast abscesses, obsessive compulsive disorder, sleep apnoea, depression 10 (6 professional, 4 social, 1 pet)
Jacqueline 62 Lives with spouse Cardiovascular disease, agoraphobia, panic attacks 9 (6 professional, 3 social)
George 59 Lives alone Depression, stroke, memory problems. 4 (1 professional, 3 social, 2 pets)
Peter 85 Lives in hostel Heart problems (triple bypass), high blood pressure, anxiety 9 (7 professional, 2 social)
Patrick 79 Lives with spouse Kidney problems (on dialysis) depression 9 (6 professional, 3 social)
Edward 64 Lives alone Depression, osteoarthritis 9 (6 professional, 3 social, 1 pet)
Beatrice 79 Lives with spouse Depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis 7 (4 professional, 3 social)
Richard 56 Lives with spouse History of TIAs, high blood pressure 8 (6 professional, 2 social, 2 pets)
Libby 56 Boards with friend Back pain, chronic pain, amputated toe, peripheral neuropathy sleep apnoea, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, depression 7 (5 professional, 2 social, 1 pet)
Ben 71 Lives alone Dépression, leg amputation, infections, glaucoma 11 (10 professional, 1 social)
Felix 73 Lives with spouse Retinal detachment, joint replacement, depression, hypertension, kidney problems, arthritis 9 (4 professional, 5 social, 3 pets)
Cameron 55 Lives with housemate Kidney problems, crippling skin condition (unknown cause, not responding to treatment, needs to stay indoors), depression 7 (3 professional, 4 social)
James 78 Lives alone Depression, anxiety, dementia, high blood pressure 11 (7 professional, 4 social)
Alexandra 53 Lives alone Kidney disease, liver disease, high cholesterol, depression 12 (9 professional, 3 social)