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Diabetes and depression closely linked

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that people with type 2 diabetes face greater depression risks, and people with depression face greater risks of developing type 2 diabetes .
A research team at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore investigated the symbiotic link between diabetes and depression. The team studied just under 7,000 participants, and found links between levels of depression and diabetes development.
Dr. Sherita Hill Golden was reported as commenting: “Having both diabetes and depression can make it difficult for patients to get the good clinical outcomes that we like to see for each of these conditions. It’s important that doctors be attuned to look for both conditions in patients at risk for either diabetes or depression. We may want to develop interventions for both treatments, instead of just one or the other.”

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