HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Depression worsens outcome in diabetes

A diabetic person's emotional state may affect the progression of complications of the disease, suggests a new analysis of 27 studies that link depression to various diabetes complications.

Previous studies have shown that depression has an impact on the ability of a person with diabetes to control blood sugar, while other studies show that poor control of blood sugar levels leads to more severe complications.

This analysis bridges the gap, showing that the relationship between depression and diabetes complications is both significant and consistent, says lead author Mary de Groot, Ph.D., of Washington University School of Medicine.

"Increased depression was associated with increased numbers, severity and ratings of diabetes complications," says de Groot.

The study is published in the July issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.

De Groot and her colleagues looked at studies that characterized common complications from diabetes, including nerve damage such as retinopathy, which can lead to blindness, and neuropathy, which can cause a loss of sensation in the limbs. They also assessed the presence and severity of kidney damage, sexual dysfunction and heart disease.

Assessment of the complex relationship between depression and diabetes is difficult in light of the knowledge that a diabetes diagnosis can increase the risk of depression.

"It would be reasonable to speculate that underlying mechanisms linking depression and diabetes complications are a function of biological, social and psychological variables that may interact with depression in differing ways," says de Groot.

People with diabetes should talk with their health providers about all aspects of their well-being, including emotional health, she says.


'"/>

Contact: Mary de Groot
mdegroot@im.wustl.edu
314-286-1905
Center for the Advancement of Health
23-Jul-2001


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Depression traced to overactive brain circuit
2. Depression in African-American men may be barrier to high blood pressure control
3. 16th Annual Depression Symposium features Pulitzer Prize-winning author, world-renowned neurosurgeon
4. Depression in later life may be caused by hardened arteries
5. Women With Low Cholesterol May Be At Risk For Depression And Anxiety
6. Inherited Depression Linked To Shortage Of Cells In Brain Region
7. Depression A Risk Factor For Coronary Artery Disease In Men
8. Drought worsens, spreads
9. Scientists characterize new breast tumor subtypes with poor clinical outcomes
10. Rolling Store provides model for overcoming barriers to healthy foods and better health outcomes
11. Small trial shows daclizumab add-on therapy improves MS outcome

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Depression worsens outcome diabetes

(Date:10/16/2014)... monocultures can be cultivated efficiently, they are anything ... caused by monoculture cultivation is becoming increasingly evident. ... crop form and are regarded as the sole ... – quite wrongfully, finds Bernhard Schmid, an ecology ... a novel form of agriculture and forestry. After ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... women experienced improvements in vaginal atrophy, with no ... after 12 weeks of daily 10 milligram (mg) ... supplement previously shown to help relieve certain menopause ... reported in a poster at the North American ... "These data documented improved vaginal epithelium, without significant ...
(Date:10/15/2014)... 2014 Sandata Technologies, LLC, an industry ... care, today announced it released a case study ... Visit Verification™ Solution (EVV™)  for Quality Care Services, ... company founded in 1996 and has five locations ... The study details the challenges facing Quality ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures 2Plant communities produce greater yield than monocultures 3S-equol supplements associated with improved measures of reproductive health in postmenopausal women 2Sandata Announces Case Study with Quality Care Services, Inc. 2
(Date:10/20/2014)... , Oct. 20, 2014 Mapp ... experimental ZMapp™ antibody therapeutic to fight the Ebola ... difficult and time-consuming the production of pharmaceuticals can ... research publisher said that while some may be ... this compound, those with industry knowledge are well ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 , A major pan-European ... the delivery of care has revealed changing trends in ... in the provision of healthcare services across the continent. ... United European Gastroenterology (UEG), have been announced today and ... of the burden of GI disorders across ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Earle Martin , ... today that Ellen Teplitzky, an experienced attorney specializing ... pharmaceutical industry, has joined the firm as Director ... services practice. NDA Partners provides legal services, ... testimony, to top law firms and their clients ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... NextCODE Health, which enables clinicians and researchers to ... today announced the launch of its new genomic data analysis ... American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in ... and apply for free beta access, visit www.nextcode.com . ... be viewed here . The Exchange: ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 2Kalorama: ZMapp Highlights Need For Faster Biopharmaceutical Production 3Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 2Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 3Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 4Major Survey Reveals Changing Trends and Inequalities in Healthcare Provision for Gastrointestinal Disorders Across Europe 5NDA Partners Appoints Ellen Teplitzky, JD as Director of its Legal Services Practice 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 2The NextCODE Exchange: The first global, real-time system for sharing full-resolution genomic data 3
Cached News: