Symptoms of depression

Depression can be diagnosed by a health care professional, based on specific symptoms. A diagnosis of depression is made, if five or more of the following symptoms persist for a minimum of two weeks:

  • loss of interest in activities/pleasures
  • low energy and increased fatigue
  • sleeping problems (either sleeping too little/too much)
  • increased or decreased appetite or weight
  • feelings of hopelessness/negativity
  • having thoughts about death or suicide
  • feelings of restlessness
  • feelings of sadness, anxiety
  • problems to concentrate/memory problems

If you experience several of these symptoms, it is always good to contact your general practitioner of diabetes health care professional. They can help you.