What is the relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression?

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Every­body—regardless of whether they have diabetes—goes through periods of feeling down, when they have low energy and don’t care to be involved in things going on around them. Depression is serious when these feelings go on for long periods or when they interfere with your quality of life or your ability to care for your diabetes. If you suspect that you may be experiencing depression, seek help right away. Talk to your health care provider or ask to be referred to a mental health specialist.

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