Diabetes: What's depression got to do with it?
Originally broadcast February 21, 2008
Michelle Owens, PhD
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Division of Diabetes Translation
Depression is two times more common in people who have diabetes than in people who do not have the disease. Recent studies have shown a significant correlation between the symptoms of depression and the number and severity of diabetes complications. In addition, total health care expenditures for people with diabetes and depression are 4.5 times higher than for those without depression. This broadcast will provide important information for health professionals about the link between diabetes and depression.