Can Type 1 Diabetes lead to depression?

i am a 15 and i suffer from type 1 diabetes.

every time my blood sugar drops below 90, i become
extremely depressed. i feel like theres no point in my life, like i have
no friends and i have no motivation to do anything. i feel so depressed. i was wondering if this is common among diabetics or if theres a specific name for this? also, if theres anything i can do to help this (medication, ect.) if you could help me out, that would be great :)

CyberWarrior Asked on April 30, 2015 in Health.
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Treating diabetes is best carried out during the early stages of the disease when the consequences can still be controlled and minimized. Such an approach will require an early determination of diabetic symptoms. These diabetic symptoms are:

* Extreme and excessive thirst that is quite abnormal
* Hunger even when meals have recently been taken
* Frequent urination
* Fatigue easily creeps in
* Excessive weight loss at such a short period of time
* Smeared vision
* Nagging impatience that has recently been developed

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CastBound Answered on September 3, 2015.
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Hi – I’m 15 and type 1 diabetic as well…

Diabetes isn’t exactly related to depression but when your blood sugar is low the doctors say the symptoms can include a depressive state or grumpiness. When mine is low I usually get really moody and hungry.
There’s not really any medicine to stop it, you just have to keep your blood sugar levels at the right level.

CastBound Answered on September 3, 2015.
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Depression is a complication of diabetes.Have no I dea why when you drop below 90. You should feel your best below 90.

Symptoms of Depression: These are based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, 4th Edition. (DSM-4)

Depressed mood for most of the day
Decreased pleasure in normal activities
Difficulty sleeping or significantly increased need to sleep
Weight loss or weight gain.
Feelings of guilt or worthlessness
Low energy level
Difficulty making decisions of concentrating
Suicidal thoughts
Treatment of Depression:

The most important starting point is an accurate diagnosis. There have been major advances in the treatment of depression. There are specific medications and specific psychotherapy techniques that have been shown to help depression. Often individuals do well with a combination of antidepressant treatment and psychotherapy. Be sure that your clinician is willing to take the time to communicate with your diabetes team. Ideally, the mental health clinician should be familiar with your type of diabetes.

Antidepressants: Today, we have a much wider variety of antidepressant medications than were available fifteen years ago. Because we have more medication choices, we can often minimize annoying side effects. The older tricyclic antidepressants can increase glucose levels in non-depressed diabetics. However, when depressed diabetics take them, diabetic control improves. (Lustman et al. 1996) Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs such as Prozac and Zoloft) are easier to administer and have fewer side effects, so they are more often used as the first line antidepressants. Sometimes they can cause decreased sexual desire. This may be a sensitive issue for some diabetics, especially those who have some sexual difficulty due to their diabetes. This is not a reason to avoid treatment. Keep an open dialogue with your psychiatrist. If the medication does affect sexual functioning, dose adjustment or a switch to another type of antidepressant can usually take care of the problem. Often, treatment of the depression can result in much better sexual functioning. Other types of antidepressants, such as Bupropion (Wellbutrin) or Venlafaxine (Effexor) add to our treatment options. Some people respond to the first medication. Other people may have to try several medications before they hit upon the right one.

CastBound Answered on September 3, 2015.
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Can Type 1 Diabetes lead to depression?
i am a 15 and i suffer from type 1 diabetes.

every time my blood sugar drops below 90, i become
extremely depressed. i feel like theres no point in my life, like i have
no friends and i have no motivation to do anything. i feel so depressed. i was wondering if this is common among diabetics or…

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