Question:What Is The Risk Of Depression With Diabetes And How Safe Is It To Take Antidepressants?
Answer:Depression is pretty common in our population at large, and if you look at the people that are more suceptible to depression, anybody who has a chronic medical problem, they have a lot of worry about it, it takes a lot of attention, and after a while, that sort of concern can wear anybody down. So it is not at all unusual to see people with diabetes have depression.
It's important for them to be aware of that; it's important for family members to be aware of that. We have a number of very effective medications that work very well to overcome depression. They're quite safe, and they really don't have any impact on diabetes, so they're quite safe to take in that regard.