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Depression has links to diabetes

Published 22/04/2015

This week (April 20-26) is Depression Awareness Week and Diabetes UK would like to take the opportunity to highlight the fact that many people with diabetes are suffering from this devastating condition.

Your readers might be surprised to learn that depression is twice as common in people with diabetes than in the general population. Levels of anxiety and eating disorders are also significantly higher in people with diabetes.

Diabetes UK is calling on all clinical commissioning groups, the local bodies responsible for healthcare in their areas, to make sure they commission appropriate psychological support services to meet the needs of people with diabetes in their area.

If you, or someone you provide care to, has diabetes and is affected by depression, then contact our careline on 034 5123 2399.


Diabetes UK (NI)

Belfast Telegraph

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