A Brief Note On Diabetes And Its Effects

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What is diabetes Diabetes is a disorder in which our body does not process food for use as energy. Whenever we eat food, it is turned into glucose or sugar for our bodies to use for energy. The main organ that makes the hormone called insulin that helps the glucose get into our bodies properly, is the pancreas, which lies near the stomach. When you develop diabetes, that means your body is not making enough insulin or cannot use its own insulin as it should. When that happens, it causes sugar to build in our blood which causes diabetes (Diabetes. (n.d.). Retrieved February 14, 2017, from https://www.cdc.gov/media/presskits/aahd/diabetes.pdf). What is Depression Depression is a mental disorder that makes someone have lost of…show more content…
With diabetes being the seventh cause of death in the U.S, I think that people with diabetes can develop depression with the hormones in the medication that regulate their blood sugar level may have an influence on the hormones that may cause depression. Depression in Children The main topic in Grey, M, Whittemore, R, and Tamborlane, W 2002 study was about how we as Adults does not think that depression is as common in children with type 1 diabetes as it is in adulthood (Grey, Whittemore, & Tamborlane. (2002). In a certain type of way that hypothesis could be correct, but with the combination of depression and diabetes, it makes it not true. What they found that children with poor metabolic control can suffer long term disability with depression (Grey, M., Whittemore, R., & Tamborlane, W. (2002). This article concluded that there is still some research that needs to be done because with the studies that they did, very little is known in regards to children with diabetes. What Grey, Whittemore, a Tamborlane is thinking about doing to make this a more reliable research, they will need to have a better understanding of the children family characteristics that would support the metabolic issue and their mental health. There are more studies that are needed to be such as the coping skill when they first found out the diagnoses and 10 years of diabetes on depression (Grey, M., Whittemore, R., & Tamborlane,
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