Diabetes Can Cause Depression?: Health Tip

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Diabetes Can Cause Depression
People with diabetes have a greater risk for experiencing depression.

Conversely, if a person is depressed, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes are also getting bigger.

Nevertheless, the relationship between diabetes and depression is not fully understood.

The points below may explain at least some of them:

■ Management or manage diabetes is a disciplined effort that can sometimes lead to depression.

■ Diabetes can lead to complications and health problems that can lead to symptoms of depression, such as neuropathy or diabetic retinopathy.

■ Depression can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle, such as unhealthy eating, lack of exercise, smoking are all risk factors for diabetes.

■ Depression affects a person's ability to perform everyday tasks, communicate, and think clearly. It can interfere with a person's ability to manage diabetes.

The good news, diabetes and depression can be treated together. Medication and lifestyle changes, including regular exercise, can alleviate diabetes and depression.

If a person has diabetes, watch for signs of the onset of symptoms of depression. Included are:

■ Loss of interest in daily activities

■ Feeling sad or hopeless

■ Having trouble sleeping

■ Difficult concentration

■ Difficulty making decisions

■ The weight goes up or down

■ Feeling tired or weak

■ Incurred suicidal thoughts

■ Physical problems that can not be explained, such as back pain or headaches.