Adverse effects of depression on glycemic control and health outcomes in people with diabetes: A review

F. Pouwer, G.M. Nefs, A. Nouwen

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In the past decades, important advances have been achieved in the psychological aspects of diabetes. This article reviews the associations between diabetes, depression, and adverse health outcomes. The article provides an update on the literature regarding the prevalence of depression in diabetes, discusses the impact of depression on diabetes self-care and glycemic control in people with diabetes, and summarizes the results of longitudinal studies that have investigated depression as a risk factor for adverse health outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-544
JournalEndocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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