Diabetes and depression

Research shows that people with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from depression.
People with diabetes, suffering from depression usually have higher average blood sugar levels (HbA1c) than people with diabetes without depression. Therefore it is important to recognize and treat depressive symptoms in people with diabetes.
In diabetes care, awareness about diabetes and depression is increasing. However, we know that depressive symptoms in people with diabetes are often not recognized.
If you think that you might suffer from a depression, it is always helpful to discuss this with your diabetes health care professional. Click here  if you want to learn more about symptoms of a depression.