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Treating Depression Through the Workplace

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As bloggers Jan Chait and David Spero discussed in their blog entries ("Diabetes-Savvy Mental Health Professionals Needed" and "Depression and Type 2 Diabetes—Symptoms or Disease?") this week, people who have diabetes are also more prone to depression. Depression is highly treatable, but a large percentage of people with depression are not diagnosed or treated, and depression is a leading contributor to disability worldwide. A study published last month, however, shows that the workplace may be an effective—and cost-effective—place to diagnose and treat depression. Read More “Treating Depression Through the Workplace”

New Research Focuses on Blood Pressure Control (Part 1)

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As an article published in The New York Times earlier this week (and blogged about on DiabetesSelfManagement.com by Jan Chait and Eric Lagergren) stated, controlling cholesterol and blood pressure levels are crucial for staving off heart disease in people with diabetes. And indeed, high blood pressure, or hypertension, is a hot topic right now, as multiple new studies have addressed the rate at which it is diagnosed, the damage it can do, and ways of lowering it. Read More “New Research Focuses on Blood Pressure Control (Part 1)”

The “Heart” of Diabetes: More Than Just Blood Glucose

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I downloaded data from my continuous glucose monitor on Sunday and checked my average blood glucose level. Surely, I had told myself, with a reading every five minutes, my average would be lower than the one on my blood glucose meter, which I use…well, much less frequently. To my chagrin, it was higher. By about 25 points. Oops! Read More “The “Heart” of Diabetes: More Than Just Blood Glucose”

 

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