A 45-year-old male asked:
is there a connection between untreated type 2 diabetes and depression?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Chris Hayes answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Any chronic disease which makes you feel bad physically can influence your mood, and once you are depressed it is very difficult to get motivated to make the lifestyle changes necessary to effectively treat a disease like type 2 diabetes. So being depressed can make diabetes worse and having diabetes can trigger depression. I would recommend aggressively treating both if both are present.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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