As someone who is diabetic and has experienced depression, I want to know if there is a correlation between the two. Diabetes does not cause depression; although, I do believe there is a correlation between them. Diabetes can be a very tiring diseases. It can wear you out every day. Diabetes is something you can not walk away from -- it is there every day of your life. Same goes for depression. No matter what you do, it is always around. I believe that these two things go hand in hand. Being diabetes does not cause depression, but it adds to the stressful events in life and can make depression work.
I have been diabetic since I was a toddler; I have been depressed since middle school. In my life I know nothing but the diabetic life: blood sugar test, giving myself shots, going to the doctors, writing everything down, etc. Being diabetic is a full time job; a job you don’t get paid for. Being depressed is something that follows you around -- just like diabetes. There are points in a diabetics life where we don’t want to do it anymore. Having depressing along with this only makes it harder.
Being diabetic can cause a lot of stress. “...With the stress caused by the presence of a chronic disease. Therefore, compatibility is difficult for adolescents and may expose them to many risks such as depression, anxiety and other psychological states” (Adal). It is already a hard time for children and teenagers, adding diabetes to that will just make it worse. “In a long-term
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression is the leading cause of disability in America for people ages 15 to 44. Unfortunately, it is still widely misunderstood, which causes people to neglect themselves. There are so many different forms, the most major two being major depressive disorder and dysthymia. Symptoms can vary in the way they manifest themselves, and causes are still widely unknown. Luckily, there are many treatment options available. Understanding depression is the best way to combat it.
I am 18 years old now, 8 years since my diagnosis, and I have learned many things from encountering diabetes. I balance what I eat, with an occasional sweet to satisfy my sweet tooth. I’ve learned management. I balance school, sports, and other extracurricular activities with my
Found in young girls, yeast infections may frequently occur as a result of juvenile diabetes. Irritability can also take place in a child experiencing type juvenile diabetes (Couch 2008).
When a child has diabetes, the entire family is impacted⁴. Developing an effective support system for parents is essential. Reportedly, the highest levels of stress occur during the first year of diagnosis and may lessen in the years following diagnosis as parents develop coping mechanisms¹⁰. The resulting higher levels of stress and increased perception of the burden of caring for a child may lead to negative coping mechanisms such as avoidance or emotional distance¹¹.
According to the United States Library of Medicine, diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body does not make or use insulin correctly, therefore causing fluctuating amounts of glucose in the blood. Diabetes is a disease that affects millions of adults and children from various cultures. According to the American Diabetes Association (2014), someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 19 seconds. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention most recent statistical report indicated there were 29.1 million adults and children affected by diabetes. Those numbers are astounding. Unfortunately, the American Diabetes Association (2014) estimates by year of 2050, one out of three adults will have diabetes. Therefore, it is imperative that adults take aggressive measures to prevent this disease. By the same token, diabetes diagnosed in children and adolescent is becoming more prevalent every day. The American Diabetes Association (2014) reported there were about 216, 00 children in the United States with diabetes. It is predicted that one out three children will be diagnosed with diabetes in their life. The statistics for both adults and children with diabetes are frightening; however, early detection can help lower the risk of developing the debilitating effects of diabetes.
Living with Long Term Conditions can be challenging therefore the people who have been identified for the above mentioned conditions need to have more information, support and confidence in their self which will help them to take control of their condition. Now I would like to focus my writing on one of the Long Term Conditions which is Diabetes. People with long term conditions will often feel the impact on their mental health and well being, but depending on the condition type these psychological effects and its symptoms can be different between person to person. People with the long term conditions are in the first line in developing the mental health problems than the other people. There are many factors which can be considered as triggers for the long term conditions such as depression and anxiety, but most of the people get triggered for mental health problems by knowing that they have to live with that long term condition for their entire life. The most common type of psychological effect is depression which is two, three times more in the people who have been identified as
Type 2 diabetes and psychotic depression interrelate in different ways. First, substances of abuse such as cannabis, alcohol and tobacco have the potential to interfere with or change the pharmacokinetics of the oral hypoglycemic agents used in treating diabetes in addition. In addition, the use and presence of a comorbid psychiatric disorder like depression interfere with the management of diabetes. The interference occurs by negative influence on patients’ adherence to treatment adherence. There are also disorders such as phobia of needles and injections in psychotic patients, which can make it difficult to diagnose and treat diabetes through blood glucose testing and insulin injection. Such phobias interfere with the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Finally, patients with psychotic depression are less likely to go for psychiatric test and treatment, thus delaying the diagnosis or detection of co-occurring diabetes.
People with mental illness often go undetected, undiagnosed, and untreated in primary care settings. The mental health stigma contributes to how primary care decisions exclude and overlook mental health as an integral part of patient care (Corrigan, P. et al., 2014). Past research revealed that at least one third of primary care patients with psychiatric disorders escape detection (Jones, Badger, Ficken, Leeper, & Anderson, 1987). As a result, current researchers assert there are increasing concerns about how behavior health contributes to the physical health of people. Alarming figures indicate that people with serious mental illness have two to two and a half times higher mortality rate than the general population (Iyer & Young, 2015).
Adolescence is a transitional stage of development where teenagers enter as dependent children and ideally leave as independent, functional adults. During this time puberty, social groups and family impact the teenagers’ physical and psychosocial attributes. Apparent differences such as diabetes during this stage can direct unwanted attention onto adolescents oftentimes increasing their stress and anxiety during puberty. These negative feelings can affect the teenager’s management of their diabetes. It is important to acknowledge that the healthcare and psychological needs of teenagers with type 1 diabetes are substantially different from children and adults (Court et al. 2009). Moreover some teenagers may choose to act out during adolescence and the individual and their families may require additional support.
Diabetes has become a real big problem throughout all of North America. Considering how bad diabetes has become, it has had a great impact on children. Parents are allowing their children to consume has much sugar as they please, leading to an increase in child diabetes. Firstly, diabetes causes many health problems through children and teens. Secondly, this health concern puts high amounts of stress on parents as well. Lastly, children with diabetes puts a strain of stress on their bodies as well. Diabetes really puts a toll on people, emotionally and physically. It is more then just harm on your body.
Children with diabetes are only allowed to drink certain substances. All in all, if a student wants to prevent these diseases all they have to do is stick to being healthy and making healthy
Everyone will have a sad moment in their life, whether it is a death, a friend betraying he or she, or not getting accepted to the college of his or her choice. Depression can be described with many different words, but it will come down to sadness. People who live with depression will see lack of joy, energy, and happiness. They will not enjoy life, or living. They see it as pointless and useless. Many people will have a depressing moment at some point in their lifetime. The people who develop depression do not have to be poor or unsuccessful. They can be making millions a year and still be depressed, showing that money and success does not guarantee happiness. To be able to fully understand what depression is, one will need to know the
Sporting events, church activities, chores, playing and homework take up most of a child’s waking hours. The monitoring and treatment of this disease affects everything the child does and in turn affects the entire family. Keeping the insulin levels within normal limits requires diligent monitoring of blood glucose levels and managing the child’s diet is extremely important. When blood glucose levels fall out of the normal range the main treatment for Type 1 Diabetes requires insulin therapy. The Insulin therapy is needed to replace or supplement what insulin the body can’t provide. Some factors that affect blood glucose levels are: insulin, food, activity, exercise, and stress ( Daneman, Frank & Perlman,1999). Because of the difficulties that families with child diabetes face it is hard for the families not to revolve everything they do around the child. Although there is no easy answer to this problem HK Akerblom explains it well,“ Insulin therapy should be fitted into the daily schedule and way of life of the child and the family, rather than the child and family living their lives according to a strict timetable determined by the insulin therapy”(1998).
Depression has numerous causes and effects which affect not only the person but the people around them. Depression doesn’t have a specific cause; in most cases it’s different for everyone. It is a common, treatable mental illness that can be experienced at any time in life. It is often described with feeling sad, unhappy, miserable, or “down in the dumps”. Most people have these feelings on occasion. There are several types of depression. These different types of depression describe slight, but often important, diagnostic differences. True clinical depression interferes with mood disorder in everyday life for weeks, months, or even years. Most people think depression affects only one