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[IP] DM and depression

I thought the following should be shared with this group
Jan H

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Joe, The Diabetes Doctor" <email @ redacted>
To: <DiabetesWell2:;DiabetesWell2:;>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 11:48 AM
Subject: E-News 12/28/99

> A study done in Pittsburgh over the past 10 years in Type 1 diabetes
> indicates that if you have a good outlook on life, your heart will be
> healthier. Yes, high blood pressure should be controlled and surely
> too, but those who are depressed don't do well. The study will not be
> published until January but it has created quite a great deal of
> discussion.  Alan M. Jacobsen, MD at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston felt
> that this was important to understand the inner relationships of these two
> disorders.  Moodiness or other depressed symptoms may not be severe enough
> to warrant psychiatric treatment but it still may be appropriate to bring
> up to any physician so that the issue can be addressed. Particularly now,
> in the time of short days, down feelings can be bad for your health.

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