Diabetes and depression can each be conditions with devastation consequences on their own, let alone when a single individual suffers from both. Often times, the symptoms of one can exaggerate and accelerate the symptoms of the other, but fear not! There are a few simple steps you can follow to alleviate the symptoms and prevent the onset of both.
According to a study conducted by the CDC, diabetes nearly doubles an individual's risk of developing depression. Even individuals with moderate to mild diabetes are at an increased risk for developing depression. As health care professionals, how can we confront this issue?