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Diabetes and Depression

Depression and Diabetes Do Not Have to Go Hand-in-Hand

People with diabetes are 2 to 3 times more likely to have depression than people without diabetes. Unfortunately, only 25% to 50% of diabetes patients who have depression get diagnosed and treated.[1]

Getting a diabetes diagnosis can be like a roller coaster ride. Consistent glucose levels can be difficult to achieve especially when prescribed insulin. Depression and anxiety may be likely.

PROLONGED SITTING & DIABETES

Move to Improve Type 2 Diabetes

Have you been feeling stuck and sitting all day as we are housebound due to the coronavirus or working from home during this time?
What about life before the coronavirus, possibly due to your job? Maybe you retired, and your schedule has changed with life slowing down. Maybe you are in school, or, both – work and school. Do you have limited mobility due to health reasons?

What do you do if your job requires you to sit all day? First, ask yourself, is it the job or is it you? Do you bypass breaks? Do you have lunch at your desk because your job is so demanding?

Coronavirus and Diabetes

Coronavirus is here, and we have to deal with it appropriately. If you or a loved one has diabetes and/or heart disease extra steps should be taken remain healthy. Be safe, don't panic, be cautious, be informed.

Thousands die from the influenza annually. I believe it’s prudent to consider the following information during each flu, virus, and cold season.

Heart Disease, the Sister Ailment of Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes are two to four times more likely to die of heart disease than people without diabetes. People with type 2 diabetes have a tendency to be diagnosed with heart disease at a younger age than those without diabetes.

The concern grows as we age. Sixty-eight percent or more of people aged 65 or older that have diabetes die from heart disease, and 16% die of stroke.

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