Depression And a Foot Ulcer Can Be a Fatal Combination

| Aug 1, 2007

In a recent study out of Britain, 253 people with their first diabetic foot ulcer were assessed for depression. Sadly, a full third of them suffered from clinical depression; to be precise, 24.1 percent had major depressive disorder and 8.1 percent had minor depression.

Eighteen months later, there had been forty deaths, 36 amputations, and 99 recurrences of ulcer. Compared to the people without depression, the depressed people were three times more likely to have died.

Source: Diabetes Care, June 2007

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Categories: Depression, Diabetes, Diabetes, Foot Care, Type 1 Issues

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