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J Health Psychol. 2019 Sep 9:1359105319877298. doi: 10.1177/1359105319877298. [Epub ahead of print]

Glycemic outcomes related to depression in adults with type 1 diabetes.

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State University of New York Upstate Medical University, USA.

Abstract

Glycemic outcomes of adults with type 1 diabetes may be affected by depression. Our aim was to compare outcomes of "depressed" (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 ⩾ 10, N = 83) to "not-depressed" matched control (Patient Health Questionnaire-2 < 3, N = 166) adults with type 1 diabetes with objective measures. The depressed group had poorer blood glucose control and, for those with glucose meter downloads, fewer glucose tests/day. The groups did not differ on glucose variability or episodes of hypoglycemia. Depression in adults with type 1 diabetes is associated with poorer glycemic control and less blood glucose monitoring. Future research should examine whether treatment of depression results in better self-care and glycemic outcomes.

KEYWORDS:

adults; blood glucose self-monitoring; depression; glycemic control; type 1 diabetes

PMID:
31495223
DOI:
10.1177/1359105319877298

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