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Author Topic: The Diabetes and Depression Connection  (Read 15036 times)

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Offline frankfromatlanta

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The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« on: June 26, 2008, 12:40:04 pm »
A new study from New York University suggests that the relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression goes both ways—people who are diabetic have a 54 percent increased risk of becoming depressed and people who suffer from depression have a 34 percent risk for developing diabetes. It is estimated that over 2.7 million African Americans are living with diabetes, and African Americans suffer from depression at the same rates as whites.

http://www.realhealthmag.com/articles/382_14778.shtml


Offline Mary Jo

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 05:16:30 am »
Depression and diabetes run together often enough that researchers have long wondered if one might cause the other. There’s little doubt that living with a hazardous chronic condition like diabetes can put you on the road to depression. Research presented at the 2006 American Diabetes Association meeting may complete the circle. A study from Johns Hopkins suggests that certain hormonal changes that accompany depression may lead to diabetes. And a surprising analysis from a large diabetes prevention trial hints that the use of antidepressants is somehow linked to diabetes. That work is so new, and the connection is so surprising, that the benefits of taking antidepressants still far outweigh the supposed risk of diabetes.

Diabetes and depression are bad enough on their own. Both are also intertwined with heart disease. Being aware of the links is important. If you have diabetes, or know someone who does, be on the lookout for signs of depression, since it can interfere with efforts to control blood sugar through eating well, exercising, and taking medications. If you suffer from depression, ask your doctor to keep tabs on your blood sugar. Keeping this duo in check can help you avoid a heart attack or stroke.

Offline Heart Ace

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 01:02:49 am »
Diabetes and depression go together. Research research found that 19 percent of people with type 2 diabetes probably suffer from major depression and an additional two-thirds of us have at least some depressive symptoms. People with diabetes are twice as likely to be depressed as other people.  ;D

Offline rynoryno

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 11:24:09 am »
Diabetes and depression go together. Research research found that 19 percent of people with type 2 diabetes probably suffer from major depression and an additional two-thirds of us have at least some depressive symptoms. People with diabetes are twice as likely to be depressed as other people.  ;D

very good point. found this as well. Knowledge is key...

Diabetes can take a toll on the body, taxing the heart, circulation, the kidneys and even the eyes. Now it's becoming clear that the disease may affect the brain as well, contributing to a decline in mental functioning.

Studies have shown that diabetes may speed up aging-related deficits in mental function and lead to a twofold increase in the risk of dementia. Some researchers have speculated that diabetes could even boost the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1869815,00.html

Offline andydeskano

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009, 06:19:22 am »
Diabetes and depression go together. Research research found that 19 percent of people with type 2 diabetes probably suffer from major depression and an additional two-thirds of us have at least some depressive symptoms. People with diabetes are twice as likely to be depressed as other people.  ;D

Well, actually even though diabetes and depression go together, but depression is not generally listed as a complication of diabetes or part of it. However, it can be one of the most common and dangerous complications. The rate of depression in diabetics is much higher than in the general population.

Offline wizeguy

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2009, 10:03:21 am »
wow. I didn't know angie stone was diagnosed with diabetes?! I wonder just how active she is in the community now.

http://www.realhealthmag.com/articles/diabetes_AngieStone_women_1936_15918.shtml

Offline lillywilliam

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2009, 07:10:14 am »
Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again. People with type 1 diabetes have to give themselves regular injections to control blood-sugar levels, as their ability to create the hormone naturally is destroyed by an immune disorder.

Offline ajaykumar

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2009, 01:03:38 am »
i got some points from you Thanks

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Offline kim robin

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 03:50:25 am »
Annual diagnosis of diabetes with depression doesn't mean just another disorder to treat. Typically, it means worse health outcomes because it can affect a patient's ability to follow self-care treatment plans.

http://docnews.diabetesjournals.org/content/2/8/6.full

Offline steverd

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Re: The Diabetes and Depression Connection
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2010, 03:01:53 am »
Actually  one generally become depressed due to so many things. Mostly because of health problem. So whether it is diabetes or any other there is possibility of depression......   

 


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