Diabetes Linked to Depression

By Kathleen Blanchard, RN for EmaxHealth.com

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, studied women diagnosed with depression, finding they are more prone to developing diabetes. Conversely, diabetes treatment was linked to increased risk of being depressed, making the two closely related.

The findings suggest depression may be a risk factor for developing the disease and also suggest the need for aggressive interventions that can treat both.

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