Point At Which Diabetes Patients Became Depressed May Have Clinical Impact.

Medwire (10/6, Robertson) reported, “Among patients with diabetes and comorbid depression, the time point at which they developed depression may have important implications for their clinical management,” according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 48th Annual Meeting. A “study of 1384 individuals with Type 2 diabetes who completed a validated patient health questionnaire showed that 21% had developed depression at least 2 years prior to being diagnosed with diabetes, while 15% developed it at least 2 years after diagnosis.” Individuals “with post-diabetes depression were significantly more likely to have a glycated hemoglobin level of less than 7% compared with those who had prediabetes depression or no depression, at 52% versus 40% and 39%, respectively.”

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— “Time is of the essence in depressed diabetes patients, “Sally Robertson, MedWire News, October 5, 2012.

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