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Diabetes and depression

Posted by @ladybugmg, Thu, May 10 12:24pm

Brain activity helps explain diabetics' negative feelings, risk for depression
Date:
May 7, 2018
Source:
Iowa State University
Summary:
For millions of Americans who are obese and living with diabetes or prediabetes, feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety are often part of daily life. A new study suggests those negative feelings may stem from problems regulating blood sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain.

Read more https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180507111821.htm

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That's very interesting, @ladybugmg. I recall you mentioned you don't personally have diabetes, but that you have relatives who do.

Have you seen this play out in the lives of people you know — diabetes accompanied by sadness, anger and/or anxiety?

@lisalucier

That's very interesting, @ladybugmg. I recall you mentioned you don't personally have diabetes, but that you have relatives who do.

Have you seen this play out in the lives of people you know — diabetes accompanied by sadness, anger and/or anxiety?

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I have never connected diabetes and sadness, anger and/or anxiety. This article has made me more aware about this and may provide more understanding on my part.

@ladybugmg

I have seen this in a friend who has diabetes. When her diet is not on track she becomes very irritable and edgy. I had rather suspected that there was a correlation between blood sugar and difficult behavior, but this study reinforces my theory.

I have had type 1 for 40 years. I take an antidepressant for clearer thinking even though I am not unhappy. I consider the problem to be a chemical imbalance in my brain.

@hopeful33250

@ladybugmg

I have seen this in a friend who has diabetes. When her diet is not on track she becomes very irritable and edgy. I had rather suspected that there was a correlation between blood sugar and difficult behavior, but this study reinforces my theory.

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I am glad this was helpful in understanding your friend's moods.

@lisalucier

That's very interesting, @ladybugmg. I recall you mentioned you don't personally have diabetes, but that you have relatives who do.

Have you seen this play out in the lives of people you know — diabetes accompanied by sadness, anger and/or anxiety?

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I have had diabetes for 12 or so years, but did not become insulin dependent until my pancreas stopped producing enough insulin, so I am what the medical field has started calling a Type 1.5. I had enough insulin resistance to make me a type 2 and then combined it with low production with only part of my pancreas. When I became insulin dependent, I was a bit angry because it not only means diet restrictions, but you can't just get up and take off for an extended portion of a day without making sure you have all of your supplies, a glucagon pen for a severe hypo and glucose tablets (or skittles) for a minor hypo. If it is very warm, and in SC, that is true about half the year, you have to have a ice pak or cooler. Just very inconvenient.

@clynnryan

I have had type 1 for 40 years. I take an antidepressant for clearer thinking even though I am not unhappy. I consider the problem to be a chemical imbalance in my brain.

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There is just a matter of time until there will be a breakthrough that will provide the answers that many people are seeking to give them a peaceful life once again.

@clynnryan

I have had type 1 for 40 years. I take an antidepressant for clearer thinking even though I am not unhappy. I consider the problem to be a chemical imbalance in my brain.

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where can I get information on what is being researched?

@lisalucier

That's very interesting, @ladybugmg. I recall you mentioned you don't personally have diabetes, but that you have relatives who do.

Have you seen this play out in the lives of people you know — diabetes accompanied by sadness, anger and/or anxiety?

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ok thanks for the thoughts. What do I do about the depression, anger, etc.

why to doctors not tell patients that insulin may cause weight gain?

Hi, @ladybugmg — just wanted to see how you are doing, and also to see if by chance you could let @drboat know a bit about where to get more information. Maybe you could share how you come upon the studies you share?

@drboat — nice to meet you, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Are you particularly interested in research on mood and diabetes, or wondering in general about good sources of new research information?

One of the best sources is Science Daily that reports about health and medical research going on around the world. SD always cites the source of the research summary.

I haven't been contributing recently because of having some eye problems making reading and writingg difficult at times.

@lisalucier

Hi, @ladybugmg — just wanted to see how you are doing, and also to see if by chance you could let @drboat know a bit about where to get more information. Maybe you could share how you come upon the studies you share?

@drboat — nice to meet you, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Are you particularly interested in research on mood and diabetes, or wondering in general about good sources of new research information?

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Yes. I am interested in mood, depression and type 2 diabetes. I am also interested in research in Type 2 in general

Is it true that insulin can cause weight gain?

I am an insulin dependent type 2 diabetic. How can I long weight?

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