The latest issue of Johns Hopkins Week In Review: WEEKLY ROUNDUP contained the following article- WHICH CAME FIRST; DIABETES OR DEPRESSION?
Below are excerpts from the article:
The link between diabetes and depression has long been recognized; many studies have shown that depression is twice as likely to occur in people with diabetes as in the general population. What's more, the connection is said to be "bidirectional," meaning that not only do people with diabetes have a greater risk of being depressed, but those with depression are at higher risk for developing diabetes — although the latter association is not as strong.
The second part of the study looked at subjects without depression who had pre-diabetes, untreated diabetes or treated diabetes. Researchers found that people with treated diabetes were 54 percent more likely to develop depressive symptoms over three years than those with normal glucose, and the same risk persisted after controlling for other factors.
Not a very pleasant a thought but its just another aspect of our disease that we have to deal with. And it is a lot better to deal with together than alone. As a family we can defeat anything that diabetes throws at us.
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