Collaborative Care improves outcomes for people with diabetes and depression

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Today, our cousin the Mental Elf has posted an important blog about the management of people with diabetes and depression. Around 20% of patients with diabetes meet diagnostic criteria for depression.  NICE guidelines state that Collaborative Care (CC) should form part of a well-developed stepped-care programme for people with moderate to severe depression and a [read the full story…]

Depression and Diabetes: a two-way street?

Depression is often found in people with chronic long-term conditions such as diabetes.  Sometimes this can be a consequence of how the disease affects their lifestyle, difficulties of managing complications and coping with the unrelenting nature of chronic disease. However, there is recent evidence to show that depression is a risk factor for diabetes, partly [read the full story…]