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Depression

Know the signs of depression. Talk to you doctor about how you are feeling.

Depression is a mental health problem that involves how you feel. Depression is more common in people with diabetes. When you are depressed, your self-management decreases which means you may not take good care of your diabetes. Know the signs of depression so you can get help. 

The signs of depression include:

  • loss of enjoyment in doing the things that used to be enjoyable
  • feeling down, hopeless or sad
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • having very little energy
  • changes in appetite, either loss of appetite or excessive appetite
  • having negative thoughts and feelings about yourself
  • trouble concentrating
  • loss of interest in sex

If you have many of these signs for 2 weeks or longer you may be depressed. Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling.

Visit the Feel Well section to learn more about managing stress and depression ยป

Last Reviewed: 10/22/2016