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.
Falling poses a serious risk to any individual suffering from diabetes. Falling is the number one cause of death for all individuals over the age of 75 in the United States, but those who suffer from diabetes are an even higher risk of falling.
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?
Diabetes is the second most popular diagnosis responsible for discharging patients into home care. The American Diabetic Association has put together a comprehensive plan of action and template for managing the care of diabetic patients in the home, the highlights of which we've re-appropriated below.