Diabetes and Depression

Delink Diabetes and Depression from your life

A study done at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2008 showed that the risk of type 2 diabetes increases as the symptoms of depression increase. 

Diabetes and Depression Link
This link between Diabetes and Depression has been linked to several factors such us:

  • people who are depressed are less likely to exercise and more likely to consume excess calories which leads to obesity which is a risk factor for diabetes. 
  • a diagnosis of diabetes may lead to depression as the patient thinks of all the diabetic complications and other factors of diabetes.
  • patients who are depressed are also less likely to take their diabetes and depression medications and any other medications they may be on leading to poorly controlled diabetes and the development of diabetic complications

Delink Diabetes and Depression

Therefore, if you have diabetes ask for your doctor to screen you for depression and if you have depression ask your doctor to screen you for diabetes by doing a blood sugar test.
Then, de-link diabetes and depression from your life by doing the following:
  • exercise aerobically for instance by taking a daily walk as it is a vital component of the management of diabetes and depression.
  • eat brown rice regularly as it is a beneficial for both the management of diabetes and depression since it is rich in fiber and the B complex vitamins.
  • learn and practice effective stress management relaxation techniques since stress can worsen the symptoms of diabetes and depression.
  • loose weight if you are overweight as this will help in the management of diabetes and depression by helping you feel better about yourself as well as in helping control your blood sugar better.
  • manage depression holistically by combining Medical therapy, Biblical therapy, Psychotherapy, Social therapy, Hydrotherapy, Aromatherapy, Writing therapy, Music therapy, Talk therapy, Art therapy, Laughter therapy, Apparel therapy, D├ęcor therapy, Dietary therapy, Herbal therapy and Nature therapy at our free Holistic Diabetic Treatment E-course.


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