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Duodecim. 2010;126(5):521-7.

[Depression and diabetes].

[Article in Finnish]

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  • 1HUS/HYKS, psykiatrian tulosyksikkö, PL 590, 00029 HUS.


11 to 31% of patients with diabetes have depression or clinically significant depressive symptoms. Self-care and compliance of a depressive patient are not always optimal, and depression is independently associated with weakening blood glucose homeostasis. Depression remains undiagnosed in as many as 50 to 75% of cases. Poor glucose homeostasis may exacerbate depression. Treatment of depression in a diabetic patient with the currently most commonly used antidepressants is problematic, since long-term use of these drugs may involve deleterious metabolic effects with regard to diabetes.

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