Women with Diabetes and Depression: A Systematic Review Discussing Comorbidity Within the U.S.

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Caroline Quintanilla


Women and minorities tend to experience greater rates of diabetes
and depression. Based on a review of the existing literature,
this study sought to determine the comorbidity of these diseases
among ethnic women, with particular attention to pregnant and
elderly women. Studies found that comorbid diabetes and depression
is significantly prevalent in these samples. This indicates
that through detection of diabetes in ethnic women, easier
detection of depression will occur, or vice versa. This would rapidly
increase the detection of both diseases in primary care settings,
which has positive implications regarding potential expansion
of prevention programs for diabetes and depression.

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