Can Diabetes cause Depression?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Can Diabetes cause Depression?
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Thu, 08-21-2014 - 11:03am

Does anyone know if there is a link between Diabetes and Depression?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-20-2013
Thu, 08-21-2014 - 7:05pm

The American Diabetes Associaiton has quite a bit of information on depression and diabetes at http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/mental-health/depression.html  ~Lynn @Glucerna

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 09-16-2014 - 2:58pm

The short answer to your question is, Yes, absolutely. Diabetes can cause depression and make the depression worse and vice versa. Depression can't cause diabetes but some of the meds used to treat depression can tip the scale on diabetes. I do hope you will look at the reference to the American Diabetes Association for really good information. Additionally and diabetic needs to work closely with their medical team in the treatment of both diabetes and depression. Both are treatable and there is no reason to unduly suffer.