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Diabetes Care. 2011 Oct;34(10):2205-7. doi: 10.2337/dc11-0431. Epub 2011 Aug 11.

Depressive symptoms and quality of life in adolescents with type 2 diabetes: baseline data from the TODAY study.

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Department of Pediatrics, Section of Psychology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. bja@bcm.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The study objective was to examine the prevalence of depressive symptoms and relationships to quality of life and demographics in the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) study's large, ethnically diverse youth with type 2 diabetes.

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS:

A total of 704 youth with type 2 diabetes <2 years' duration, aged 10-17 years, and BMI ≥85th percentile completed depressive symptoms and quality of life measures.

RESULTS:

Some 14.8% reported clinically significant depressive symptoms, and older girls had significantly higher rates than older boys.

CONCLUSIONS:

Rates of significant depressive symptoms were similar to those of healthy adolescents and lower than those of teens with type 1 diabetes. Elevated depressive symptoms, particularly in older girls, suggest clinicians assess vulnerability.

TRIAL REGISTRATION:

ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00081328.

PMID:
21836107
PMCID:
PMC3177750
DOI:
10.2337/dc11-0431
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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