Prevention and management of comorbid diabetes and depression
Paula Mayo Lecturer in diabetes care, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
As the population ages, an increasing number of people are developing long-term conditions. This is a challenge for healthcare systems in terms of funding and support, and comorbidities add to the economic burden. This article considers the comorbid conditions diabetes and depression, which healthcare professionals increasingly encounter in clinical practice. It explores the reasons why diabetes and depression are associated, the influencing factors, and the bidirectional causes of diabetes and depression. In addition, the effects that a diagnosis of depression might have on a person having difficulty managing their diabetes are examined, and potential treatment strategies identified.
Nursing Standard. 30, 8, 46-54. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.8.46.s47Correspondence
All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.
Received: 18 June 2015
Accepted: 14 July 2015
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