The chronic aspect of this condition often has a psychological impact and people with diabetes suffer more from depression than people without diabetes. It is estimated that 3 out of 10 people with diabetes have depressive symptoms and one out of 10 have all the criteria to be diagnosed with a Major Depressive Episode.
Cristina has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 11, and today practices as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In her article, she explains the relation between diabetes and depression, discusses the importance of early detection and social support, and calls for better collaboration within diabetes support teams.
Cajsa Lindberg, a young advocate from Sweden, also living with type 1 diabetes, complements the article with her personal experience, highlighting the importance of diabetes associations and initiatives to support the life of people with diabetes.
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