Depression & Weight Gain

Mojha
By Mojha Latest Reply 2010-01-16 18:52:59 -0600
Started 2010-01-15 19:57:19 -0600

Could my being a manic depressive person not only add 80 pounds to my body structure, but could it have caused my diabetes as well?


6 replies

justgeo1
justgeo1 2010-01-16 18:52:59 -0600 Report

Depression can cause the weight gain, and that could lead to diabetes if your body is already suseptable to the diabetes in the first place. It's not really a direct cause, but a related problem. I am dealing with depression and have a terrible time keeping my weight under control. Keep working on the mental issues and that will eventually help with the weight.

Anne56
Anne56 2010-01-15 22:22:48 -0600 Report

There are psychotropics and anti-depressants that cause weight gain. For some, this is an atypical side effect. For others, it is typical.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-01-15 20:30:18 -0600 Report

The added weight could cause the diabetes. Often if you
can take some weight off you can control your diabetes with
exercise and diet.
Good luck

Harlen
Harlen 2010-01-15 20:20:21 -0600 Report

It can not make you a Diabetec thank god I know a lot of peaple that would be Diabetec now lol.And I test them all lol
best wishes
Harlen

Elrond
Elrond 2010-01-15 20:01:19 -0600 Report

I doubt that it could cause the diabetes but it certainly could complicate things. The weight gain probably contributed to the diabetes and the depressive episodes no doubt had a lot to do with the weight gain but it would be an indirect thing. (My 3rd wife was bipolar so I'm very familiar with the roller-coaster ride.)

Mojha
Mojha 2010-01-15 20:03:32 -0600 Report

Thank you. It is tough getting both things in order. Mood swings from highs and lows from both concerns. Thanks again.

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