Diabetes and Depression: Can Depression Cause Diabetes? Know The Facts
Getting flashbacks of painful memories and fantasies of uncertain future are normal things for every human being; and just normal are the momentary reactions triggered by such thoughts. However, the problem arises when these thoughts arise not momentarily but frequently, or even continuously. It can cause something as bad as depression. Depression can literally sip the juice of life out of a person. Even worst, if the person is diabetic too, depression and diabetes together can cause the person to become a living dead. To find out how, read this over.
What is Depression?
Body seems nervous, brain seems restless and life seems hopeless. These feelings when prevalent continuously for two weeks or more are signs of depression. Depression is a mental condition in which the person feels low in mood and mostly aversion to daily activities.
How Depression is Linked to Diabetes?
Diabetes and depression are in cross-talk with each other. One leads to another. Though how one triggers the other is still a matter of ongoing research but numerous researches do show that there indeed is a link between the two.
Few researches also show that this can be due to interference in the chemical reactions occurring in the brain. One, when a person is depressed, it elevates the level of a chemical called cortisol in the brain. Excessive cortisol can lead to altered blood glucose levels and insulin resistance putting the person at a greater risk of diabetes.
Conversely, when a person has diabetes, the blood glucose levels of the body boost up with lesser or no insulin secretions to absorb that gluc Continue reading