Depression may aggravate glycemic control in teens with diabetes

06/15/2011 | Irish Medical Times/Medical Publications Ltd.

U.S. researchers reported in the journal Pediatric Diabetes that a five-point increase in the depression level of teens with type 1 diabetes corresponded to half a percentage change in their HbA1c levels, but those who began with good blood-glucose monitoring control appeared to have resistance to depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that worsening glycemic control can be prevented by monitoring blood glucose and reducing symptoms of depression, researchers said.

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