Depression increases frequency of poor out comes among
those suffering from diabetes
When co-occurring results can include: poor compliance with
treatment recommendations, increased symptoms, and increased
likelihood of lethal complication. Culpepper, 2002
In a study of Medicare claims data involving over 200,000
older subjects, researchers found that people with diabetes and
depression seek treatment for more services and and when
admitted spend more time in impatient facilities than claimants
without major depression. Finklestein, et al, 2002