Relationship between diabetes and psychiatric disorders: A review
Baby Shakuntala and Dr. Anupama Vinay Oka
Diabetes and psychiatric disorders have a bidirectional relationship in which they mutually influence each other in numerous ways. Diabetes and mental health issues have a reciprocal relationship in which each condition influences the other in a unique manner. In addition, the presence of a concurrent psychiatric disorder, such as depression, may hinder the management of diabetes by reducing medication adherence. Blood glucose testing and insulin injection are only two examples of how diseases such as needle and injection anxiety can confound investigations and treatments.