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Can treating depression improve diabetic management?

Acee, Anna M. EdD, ANP-BC, PMHNP; Fahs, Marianne C. PhD, MPH

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000408509.34689.72
Feature: DIABETES

Abstract: Diabetes with comorbid depression increases healthcare use, expenditures, and risk for complications. This study investigated current practice patterns for diabetic management as measured by HbA1C (A1C). Results indicated significant increases in Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)-9 and HbA1C scores among patients with diabetes who take antidepressant drugs .

Anna M. Acee is an associate professor at Long Island University, School of Nursing, Brooklyn, NY. Marianne C. Fahs is a professor at Hunter College, School of Public Health, New York, NY.

The authors disclose no financial relationships pertaining to this article.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins