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Diabetes Standards of Care and Resources for Clinicians and Educators

Depression

Depression is closely intertwined with type 2 diabetes, and the association between the two conditions is “bidirectional” – the presence of one increases the risk that the other will develop. Individuals with depression are at increased risk of developing diabetes, and as many as one-third of patients with diabetes may develop depression at some point. Depression may affect patient self-management tasks, such as medication adherence or lifestyle behaviors, and it also affects patient outcomes.

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