Diabetes and Depression: A Two-Way Road
Living with a long-term disease like diabetes can take a toll on your mental health. For some patients, diabetes can lead to depression. Now it appears that relationship may work the other way around.
PAP Helps Blood Pressure Blues
When snoring indicates someone has sleep apnea, it's more than annoying. It can be harmful to your health — especially if you already have high blood pressure.
Group Therapy for Depressed Diabetic Women
Living with a chronic disease like diabetes can take a toll not only on your body but also on your mind. In fact, depression affects about a quarter of people with type 2 diabetes, particularly women.
Is Diabetes Making Brains Smaller?
While the size of your head may not matter so much, the size of your brain does. If parts of your brain get smaller, you may be faced with brain function problems. Diabetes may play a role in this process.
Does Blood Sugar Really Shrink the Brain?
As you grow old, your brain may shrink, leading to problems with memory. In the past, brain shrinkage has been tied to diabetes. Now, new research suggests that brain shrinkage may start well before the onset of diabetes.
Healthy Habits Ward Off Dementia
The risk of dementia is higher in diabetic patients that also have depression. Healthy diet, exercise and treatment for depression may help lower this risk significantly.
Mindfulness for the Diabetic Mind
Meditation and other mindfulness exercises can be good for your state of mind. Because mental health is tied to physical health, mindfulness training also could be good for people with diabetes.
Diabetes May Speed Up Dementia
As you grow old, your brain starts to get smaller and lose power. Certain diseases can make this decline in brain function even worse. It seems diabetes may be one of these diseases.
Snoozing to Lose
Too little sleep or too much poor quality sleep can hurt more than your energy levels - it can also hit your waistline. If you're not getting enough sleep, you may be trading Z's for pounds.
Beef up Your Daily Exercise, Ladies!
Listen up, ladies! It's time to jump on the bike or treadmill because women aren't getting as much exercise as men - and it's putting them at higher risk for health problems.