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The Troubling Relationship Between Depression And Diabetes

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According to a 2013 meta-analysis, those with diabetes are 25 percent more likely to become depressed, a well-accepted association. 

A different meta-analysis reported that those dealing with depression are 38 percent more likely to develop diabetes, which had raised some questions. Mary de Groot, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is preparing for a study to find out why depression leads to diabetes.

Dr. Mary de Groot speaks about the relationship between the two conditions, what her study will entail and who can participate.

"When diabetes and depression go together, they make both diseases that much more difficult to regulate."

To see if you qualify for the research study to evaluate treatment of depression in adults diagnosed with type 2 diabetes: Call 1-855-DMACTIV (1-855-362-2848).