Types 1 and 2 cause similar anguish

Young adults with type 2 diabetes are as depressed and anxious as their type 1 counterparts, and may need more intensive mental health care than they are currently entitled to, Australian research shows.

Depression and anxiety are as common among type 2 diabetes patients aged 18-39 as those with type 1, according to the analysis in which 93 young people with type 2 were compared with young people with type 1 and older adults with type 2.

The study shows younger people with type 2 are considerably more likely to report symptoms of depression than older patients, the