Studies have found that depression can lead to type2 diabetes and type2 diabetes can result in depression. Some researches show that depression can possibly trigger diabetes, with people suffering from depression being at a higher risk of developing type2 diabetes.
Other studies suggest that diabetes can also increase the risk of depression. It is estimated that nearly one-quarter of all diabetics suffer from depression. Depression in diabetic patients is a result of metabolic effects of the disease on the brain. Both ailments are associated with stress and unhealthy lifestyles, including inadequate physical exercise, poor eating habits and smoking.
Studies Linking Depression and Diabetes
A study conducted by Dr. Sherita Hill Golden and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, suggested that type2 diabetes and depression go hand in hand. Over a period of 3 years, the researchers analyzed data from nearly 5, 000 women and men, aged 45 to 84 years. They measured the fasting blood glucose levels and observed the depressive symptoms among the participants. The researchers found that participants already suffering from type2 diabetes faced a 52% increased risk of developing depressive disorders. They also found that people with depressive disorders faced a nearly 42% elevated risk of developing type2 diabetes.
Another study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, also linked diabetes with depressive disorders. The researchers studied 65, 381 females, aged 50 to 75 years. The subjects were classified as individuals showing symptoms of depression, under antidepressant medication or being diagnosed for depression. During the 10 years of follow up, 2,844 women were diagnosed with type2 diabetes and 7,415 developed depression.
It was found that women suffering from diabetes faced a 29% increased risk of developing depression as compared to non-diabetics. Women on insulin treatment were 53% more likely to develop depression.
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