People with Diabetes have about twice the rate of clinical depression as those without diabetes. The anger and the guilt related to complications can cause a person to become depressed if he or she does not express the feelings or learn to cope with them. We also know that people who are depressed have a harder time careing for their diabetes.It is more of a struggle to pay attention to your diet and be active when you are depressed. The good news is that help is available. Medicine can work and so can counseling. A) DYSTHYMIC DISORDER;is very mild form of depression that last about 2 yrs. Symptoms include a poor appetite or overeatting, difficulty sleeping or oversleeping, low energy,fatigue. B)CLINICAL REPRESSION;so deressed that you loose interest in daily activities, weight loss or gain,loss of energy, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, felling guilty and suicidial.
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