Depression Bad For Diabetics

 

Depression can affect anyone’s quality of life in many ways. This is especially true when you have diabetes ..

 

Studies show that depression and diabetes may be linked

In the United States, people with diabetes are twice as likely as the average person to have depression.

Everyone has their ups and downs. Its perfectly normal to Feel down once in a while. After all, we are humans right ?  But some people feel a sadness that just don’t go away. It seemst to them that Life is hopeless. Feeling this way most of the day for two weeks or more is a sign of serious depression. In such circumstances, medical treatment is usually recommended.

A recent study at Alexandra hospital among 537 diabetics between 2006 and 2007 reveals this !  : nearly 10 percent of those in the test are diagnosed with clinical depression.  – further profiling indicates that these 10 percent are either divorced or separated and neither on medication for diabetes nor exercising regularly.

In the United States, studies have shown that people with diabetes are twice as likely as the average person to have depression.

Having symptoms of depression is bad news for a diabetic. This could mean more hospitalisation and longer stays each time.

A person diagnosed with depression will lose interest and concentration and have a low mood, a low energy level and a feeling of helplessness.

If you face diabetes complications such as nerve damage, or if you are having trouble keeping your blood sugar levels where you’d like, chance are you may feel like you are losing control of your diabetes. This may lead to stress and makes you feel depressed.

If you are depressed and have no energy, chances are you will find such tasks as important as regular blood sugar testing too much.

As you can see, depression has implications on the illness itself, and on the diabetic’s productivity and quality of life. Therefore, if those showing signs of depression can be identified early, they can be sent for a deeper assessment.

To all diabetics out there  — arresting depression early will save you from complications or ever diaster later. If you think you have symtoms of depression, Please seek treatment and there are always someone there who could help you. 

 

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