Diabetes and Depression Connection

To manage depression, you should also take special care of your diet. Let us know by consuming some things in mental conditions like depression and stress, you can keep yourself well and keep diabetes under control.

Mental health and diabetes are closely related to each other. Diabetes is difficult to control due to reasons related to mental health. Because of this, you can become a victim of more diseases. Then they have a bad effect on our mental health. People with diabetes are twice as likely to have depression than people without diabetes. Depression is diagnosable and treatable in 25 to 50 percent of these people. In this case, both medicine and therapy can be very effective.

People who have poor mental health should get tested for sugar and treatment should be started on its detection. In such a situation, the family members of the patient should be aware of the symptoms. 

Food therapy can help

Eating foods rich in antioxidants can be beneficial when you have depression. For this, you should include red, and yellow-colored fruits and vegetables in your diet. Foods rich in vitamin C such as citrus fruits can also relieve depression. Vitamin C protects the brain from damage caused by oxidative depression. Whole grain legumes are helpful in calming the mind. Eating a low-fat diet, tryptophan helps in getting good sleep.

We should eat such food in depression, which can help in controlling the depression hormones. The diet should include more natural food with stress boosters. Like magnesium- nuts, seeds, whole grains, bananas, legumes, walnuts, chia seeds, and yogurt can help reduce our depression. These foods also keep our brain balance right.

Try to be happy

When you are in depression, you can feel sad for no reason. In a state of depression, there is no feeling of happiness about anything. But still, you should try to be happy. For this, you can go for a walk outside.

Due to depression, if you do not take medicines on time, then your blood pressure will not be controlled and due to this the risk of heart disease also remains. Not only this, it can also cause kidney failure.

Keep blood pressure under control

Nowadays every person is in depression and anxious. Due to not being able to balance home, family, and office properly, people often get upset and this leads to depression. In this situation the person may become irritable, and he may get angry. This can speed up the heartbeat and increase blood sugar.

Diabetes patients are troubled by blood pressure and blood sugar. The feeling of depression prevents you from controlling your blood pressure levels. Second, depression increases the hormones that promote the fluctuations of diabetes, which is harmful to our health.

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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