The chronic aspect of this condition often has a psychological impact and people with diabetes suffer more from depression than people without diabetes. It is estimated that 3 out of 10 people with diabetes have depressive symptoms and one out of 10 have all the criteria to be diagnosed with a Major Depressive Episode. Cristina has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 11, and today practices as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
In her article, she explains the relation between diabetes and depression, discusses the importance of early detection and social support, and calls for better collaboration within diabetes support teams.
Cajsa Lindberg, a young advocate from Sweden, also living with type 1 diabetes, complements the article with her personal experience, highlighting the importance of diabetes associations and initiatives to support the life of people with diabetes. Please feel free to share this article among your network.
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