What is the connection between diabetes and depression?

AVDAL E. Ü., URAN B. N. Ö., Arkan B., Sofulu F.

MEDICAL SCIENCE, vol.21, no.86, pp.187-190, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 86
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.18071/isz.70.0293
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-190
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Depression is a serious medical condition that affects thoughts, feelings, and the ability to function in everyday life. An international report has shown that having diabetes and depression has the greatest negative effect on quality of life compared to diabetes or depression alone, or other chronic conditions. Because of that reason It is very important for health professionals to control these diseases to understand the relation of diabetes to depression. The purpose of this review is to draw attention to the relationship between depression and diabetes and to provide literature support to health professionals.