Depression linked to poorer glucose control in teens with diabetes

10/14/2013 | DailyRx.com

Higher depression scores were associated with lower rates of blood glucose monitoring and higher HbA1C in adolescents ages 13 to 17 with type 1 diabetes, a study in Pediatrics indicated. Researchers determined that screening young diabetes patients for depression was reliable and effective and provided useful data about how the teens managed their diabetes.

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