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23 April 2012

Diabetes and depression

New research shows that type 2 diabetics have a much higher risk of major depression, which could have a serious impact on someone's usual behaviour and functioning.

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New research shows that type 2 diabetics have a much higher risk of major depression, which could have a serious impact on someone's usual behaviour and functioning. For the more than 3 million South Africans who have diabetes, this is important news.

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Be aware of these signs and symptoms of major depression: depressed mood or loss of interest and pleasure in almost all activities for at least a two-week period; sleep disturbances; appetite disturbances; changes in energy levels; difficulties with thinking and concentration; and sexual difficulties. If you notice any of these in a loved one, or in yourself, seek professional help as soon as possible. 

 
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