Diabetes comorbidities related to depression?
AMPUTATION is one of the most feared complications among people with diabetes, and estimates show a limb is lost every three hours in Australia. 1
While research suggests that a diabetes-related amputation will negatively impact on psychosocial outcomes, no-one has determined whether these impacts are related to the amputation itself or the patient’s overall health.
The results of a Sydney study suggest it’s the associated medical comorbidities, not the amputation, that accounts for higher rates of problems such as depression and anxiety in these patients.
The study in 50