Social workers may help diabetic individuals deal with depression
A 2004 study by the University of Adelaide shows that about 24 percent of people who have diabetes are depressed, compared to 17 percent of the general population, Diabetes Health reports.
According to the American Diabetes Association, this may be because individuals who have the disease can get tired and frustrated from managing it on a daily basis. Additionally, if people suffer from diabetes complications, it can make them feel like they do not have control over their bodies.
Boston clinical social worker John Lee recently told the news outlet that there are many other reasons why individuals who have diabetes may also have depression. For example, he said that since eating can be a social activity, many people feel that they are forced to give up that aspect of their life if diabetes prevents them from eating their normal diets.
"When their diabetes gets out of control and they are forced to give up all the food that they enjoyed, as well as see others be able to eat all the foods they enjoyed without the complications of diabetes, it's tough for people," he told the news source.
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