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Study links neuropathy to distress, depression in older diabetes patients

Older adults with type 1 diabetes and neuropathy had a higher prevalence of distress and depression, compared with those without neuropathy, according to a study in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. Canadian researchers evaluated 323 patients who had type 1 diabetes for at least 50 years, mean age of 65, and found an association between neuropathy and higher scores on the Geriatric Depression Scale and Problem Areas in Diabetes scale.

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