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Diabetes extremes give rise to depression

Extreme highs and lows of blood glucose are associated with depression in people with diabetes according to research published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in its publication, Diabetes Care. The report, by Paola Gilsanz et al, concluded that the presence of depression greatly increases the risk of severe hypoglycaemic and hyperglycaemic events, particularly in the first six months to one year after diagnosis, and the risk of depression increases after severe high or low glycaemic episodes.

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