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Minds in the Shadow of Chronic Illness

Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our...

Still Counting: Thirty-Two and a Half

I am in desperate need of a nap. Between frequent bathroom trips and constant tossing and turning overnight, my sleep has dwindled. But what do you expect at almost 33 weeks pregnant? My whole...

Overall Mortality Similar in DCCT/EDIC, General Population

Contributor : Description : Content : July 25, 2016 ( HealthDay News ) — Overall mortality is similar in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and...

Fatty Pancreas Not Linked to Future Diabetes Risk

Contributor : Description : Content : July 25, 2016 ( Healio ) — An association of fatty pancreas with future type 2 diabetes can be explained by fatty liver and obesity, according to results of...

Public Shaming is a Complication of Diabetes

There are two reasons it took me as long as it did to "come out" publicly with diabetes (and hypertension). One was denial: in my mind, I was too young to have type 2 diabetes — a...

Diabetes Confers Worse Prognosis for Patients With ACS

Contributor : Description : Content : July 22, 2016 ( HealthDay News ) — For patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), diabetes confers a worse prognosis, according to a study published in...

FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Synjardy

Contributor : Description : Content : July 22, 2016 ( EndocrinologyAdvisor ) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved an expanded indication for combination empagliflozin/metformin...

Eating More Healthy Fats in Place of Either Carbs or Saturated Fats Improves Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : July 21, 2016 ( newswise ) — Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers...

Rise in Avoidable Diabetes Hospital Visits

Contributor : Description : Content : July 21, 2016 ( newswise ) — Hospital admissions for a short-term and avoidable complication of diabetes have risen by 39 per cent in the last ten years, a...

'Smart' Stitches Can Send out Infection Alerts to Save Patients

Contributor : Description : Content : July 20, 2016 ( The Telegraph ) — Surgical thread which can detect post-operative complications and then warn doctors via their mobile phones promises to...

Integrated Delivery System Could Reduce Risk of Amputation in High-Risk Diabetic Patients

Contributor : Description : Content : July 20, 2016 ( Healio ) — Quick treatment in an integrated delivery health care system could reduce the chance of amputation for high-risk diabetic...

Proinsulin-to-C-Peptide Ratio Linked to Progression to T1DM

Contributor : Description : Content : July 20, 2016 ( HealthDay News ) — Elevation in the serum proinsulin-to-C-peptide (PI:C) ratio is associated with progression to type 1 diabetes, according...

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by Brenda Bell
Many people say that depression is a side effect or complication of diabetes. Without discounting the association of the psychological condition with the physical one, I'm not convinced that our high and/or unstable glucose levels are directly responsible for that change in our mental state. My belief is that the unrelenting need for self-care, for following the sort of care schedules that can drive licensed, professional caregivers crazy, is what overwhelms us...
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