Rapid Communication| Volume 17, ISSUE 1, P105-108, February 2023

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Depression and diabetes distress in patients with diabetes

Published:November 21, 2022DOI:


      • Depression and diabetes distress (DD) have been linked to worse glycemic control..
      • Prevalence of depression and DD can be difficult to estimate.
      • There is limited data on whether they are associated with diabetes complications.
      • In this study, neither depression nor DD correlated with glycemic control.
      • Those with depression were more likely to have diabetes-related complications.


      We aimed to identify the prevalence of comorbid depression, diabetes, and diabetes distress and assess glycemic control and rates of diabetes-related complications. While the presence of either depression or distress did not predict the level of glycemic control, certain macro- and microvascular complications were more prevalent with depression.



      DD (diabetes distress), DDS (Diabetes Distress Scale)
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