Women with diabetes, type 1 and type 2, are more prone to depression, according to the ADA (as reported by Diabetic Lifestyle):
“The American Diabetes Association reports that women are much more likely to suffer from depression than men. Additionally, diabetics have higher rates of depression than the general public. This puts female diabetics at a major risk of experiencing the mental disorder.”
As I’ve said before, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the important part of this news is being informed about your risks if you are a woman with diabetes.
“Individuals should also talk to their physician if they begin to notice some of the common symptoms of depression, which include a lack of energy, sadness, loss of interest in activities and apathy. When a patient with type 2 diabetes reports these symptoms to her primary care physician, the doctor may be able to recommend a treatment approach that helps the person overcome the mood.”
Being aware is the first step toward feeling better.