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What Do You Know About Depression and Diabetes? Join With Us to Write the Story
What Do You Know About Depression and Diabetes? Join With Us to Write the Story

Here at Diabetes Health, we're planning to write a primer on depression and diabetes. We want to delve into how the two intertwine, how depression impacts diabetes self-care, when to see a professional or consider drug therapy, how to talk about depression, and whether depression affects spouses of people with diabetes.

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Data Suggest Cymbalta Reduced Severity of Night Pain in Patients with Diabetic Nerve Pain
Data Suggest Cymbalta Reduced Severity of Night Pain in Patients with Diabetic Nerve Pain

INDIANAPOLIS Data from a pooled analysis of three studies suggest that in patients with pain caused by diabetic nerve damage, or diabetic peripheral neuropathy, who are treated with Cymbalta (duloxetine HCl), improvements in both average daily pain and night pain severity were associated with less pain-related sleep interference than in those patients taking sugar pill.

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When Things Get Hairy
When Things Get Hairy

If you’re a woman who’s noticed unusually thick and coarse hair on your face and body, you may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).  It’s the most common cause of excessive hair growth, called hirsuitism in medical terms, in women.

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Lifting Depression Lowers Blood Sugar
Lifting Depression Lowers Blood Sugar

It’s well known that depression is not good for your sugar numbers and that alleviation of depression is accompanied by improved glucose control. The question has been whether the improvement is due to body weight reduction and better self-care, or whether it might be partially due to healing of the depression condition itself, independent of the aforementioned two factors.

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Diabetes Burnout: When To Leave "Good Enough" Alone
Diabetes Burnout: When To Leave "Good Enough" Alone

There's an ancient Greek myth about a man named Sisyphus who was cursed to roll the same rock up a hill, then see it roll down, then roll it up again, for eternity.  There's something a bit like diabetes self-care in that myth.

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When You Couldn't Care Less
When You Couldn't Care Less

Have you lost interest in the world around you? Are you more difficult to engage in conversation or in doing chores? Have you lost interest in doing things or in starting new activities? Are you apathetic or indifferent?  If your answer to these questions is yes, then you may be suffering from apathy syndrome.

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Type 1s More Likely to Worry and Be Depressed
Type 1s More Likely to Worry and Be Depressed

U.K researchers say there is an increased prevalence of clinically relevant anxiety in females and of depression in males with type 1.

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Raising Spirits Through Exercise

It's no secret that exercise is good for you. On an almost regular basis, people with type 2 diabetes hear the rhetoric that exercise and weight loss will all but cure them of their condition.

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Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children Experience Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

They're fighting a war, but it isn't on foreign soil. This war is in their own homes, and it involves a diabetes diagnosis for their child. The outcome—post-traumatic stress disorder—is all too real among these reluctant "soldiers."

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Anti-Depressant Keeps the Blues at Bay

With nearly 20 percent of type 1s and 2s suffering from some form of depressive disorder, depression is an issue of paramount importance for the diabetes community, and one with far-reaching ramifications. The May issue of Diabetes Care reports that a new class of antidepressant agents has just finished its first round of clinical trials, and the results look good.

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