Depression Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-02 08:59:35 -0600
Started 2010-01-31 10:40:24 -0600

Here is an interesting article on Diabetes and Depression :

( Reprinted from )

People with diabetes suffer from depression at a higher rate than the general population, a study reported. Depression may make it more difficult for people with diabetes to keep their blood sugar levels in check, according to research published in General Hospital Psychiatry.

Researchers analyzed records from 11,525 mostly male U.S. veterans treated for type 2 diabetes between 1997 and 2006. At the outset, 6% also had a diagnosis of depression. On average, the researchers found, those diagnosed with depression had a consistently higher hemoglobin A1C level – a standard measure of long-term blood-sugar control.

According to a researcher, though the gap was small – only 0.13% – even a slightly higher count could raise the risk of diabetes complications.

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4 replies

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-02-02 08:55:06 -0600 Report

That is a good article, and I totally agree…I suffer with depression a lot, and it is hard to keep everything in check when you are depressed…You get to a point when you are so down, that you just want to give up, and that is not a good thing! Thanks for sharing this information with us!

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