Depression And Diabetes: Fellow Travelers, Researchers Say

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 17:21 in Health & Medicine

Researchers have long known that type 2 diabetes and depression often go hand in hand. However, it's been unclear which condition develops first in patients who end up with both. Now, a new study suggests that this chicken-and-egg problem has a dual answer: Patients with depression have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and patients with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing depression.

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