With Depression, Trust Your Instincts ( Diabetes )
Depression and diabetes can be a dangerous combination. If you’re feeling depressed, talk to your doctor. He or she can help you determine whether you need to see a mental health professional for further diagnosis and treatment. The good news is that there is effective treatment for depression.
Research shows that both counseling, especially a form of counseling called cognitive behavioral therapy, and antidepressant medications work to relieve depression in most people with diabetes. Not only that, people who took steps to resolve their depression had more normal blood glucose levels. If you think you are depressed, trust your feelings and seek some assistance. Treatment can make you both happier and healthier.