Navigation Links
Treating Diabetes, Depression Together May Make Sense

FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with depression and type 2 diabetes showed more improvement when they received simultaneous treatment for both conditions, researchers report.

Their 12-week study of 180 patients found that nearly 61 percent of those who received integrated care combined with a brief program to help them adhere to their medication regimens achieved improved blood sugar test results, and almost 59 percent had a reduction in depression symptoms.

Among patients who received usual primary care for the two conditions, nearly 36 percent had improved blood sugar test results and about 31 percent had a reduction in depression symptoms, said the researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study appears in the January/February issue of the journal Annals of Family Medicine.

There is a link between depression and diabetes, the researchers noted. Depression is a risk factor for diabetes, and diabetes also increases the risk of depression. Depression is common in diabetes patients and contributes to poor adherence to diabetes medication regimens, which can lead to poorer diabetes management.

In the integrated treatment group, care managers worked with participants to increase their adherence to both diabetes and depression medications, addressing barriers such as medicine costs and lack of social support.

"Though research demonstrates the link between depression and diabetes, few integrated programs are being implemented in practice," study lead author Dr. Hillary Bogner, an assistant professor of Family Medicine and Community Health in the Perelman School of Medicine, said in a university news release.

"Our results demonstrate that integrated treatment for both conditions, combined with a brief program focused on adherence for primary care patients with type 2 diabetes and depression can result in a significant improvement in clinical outcomes. We hope the findings will encourage the adoption of adherence programs aimed at improving outcomes," Bogner added.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health has more about depression and diabetes.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Pennsylvania, news release, January 2012

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Natural enzyme provides potential new approach for treating graft-vs.-host disease
2. Short Delay in Treating Blood Pressure Safe for Diabetics: Study
3. Researchers discover protein that may represent new target for treating type 1 diabetes
4. Anti-sense might make sense for treating liver cancer
5. Treating High Blood Pressure May Add Years to Life
6. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find potential target for treating metastatic cancer
7. Novel export-inhibitor shows promise for treating CLL
8. Treating Prehypertension Lowers Stroke Risk: Study
9. Novel approach to treating breast cancer shows great promise
10. Novocure establishes initial Clinical Centers of Excellence for Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme with Tumor Treating Fields Therapy
11. New Guidelines for Treating Psoriasis When Pregnant or Nursing
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Treating Diabetes, Depression Together May Make Sense
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Young patients with a wide variety of dental needs can now receive ... who are pediatric dentists in Tucson, AZ . Unlike traditional treatment options that ... minimal discomfort and bleeding to the patient during treatment and the following recovery period. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... DMG Productions announced that they will feature Aphria, Inc., in an upcoming episode ... and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., is a publicly traded company incorporated under ... medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (the “MMPR”). , Aphria ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... Bolier Reactor System. Brillouin is the developer of renewable energy technologies capable of ... nuclear reactions (“LENR”), announced today that its WET™ and HHT™ Boiler System reactor ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s ... a holiday pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North Point Mall. The clinic is ... different way. The location is scheduled to operate through Dec. 24. , Holiday Pop-Up ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health ... Quality® Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid or extreme obesity. ... available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , 24 de noviembre de 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Breathing Pacemaker System, se complace anunciar el nombramiento ... consultor clínico.   ... -   --> ... un fisiólogo y consultor en neonatología y cardiología ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased ... DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging ... this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s experienced distribution network ... and is considered an initial step in an ongoing ... clinicians and their patients. --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Sectra (STO: SECT B) announces that ... agreement to deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its ... Breast Center a future-proof platform capable of expanding with the ... that Breast Center of Acadiana has entered into ... in its two freestanding imaging centers. This investment will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: