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“Why Screening for Diabetes is Important (Especially if You Take Psychiatric Medications) “



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This March 25, 2014 NAMI Blog post talks about the importance of people who take psychiatric medication needing to be screened for Diabetes.





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“Diabetes and the Mental Health Connection”

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This June 1, 2010 blog post on the Healthy Place website talks about a link between mental illness and diabetes offering some basic insight into why this is occurring

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English: Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385-1468) Polski: Şerafeddin Sabuncuoğlu (1385-1468) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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” Antipsychotics linked to diabetes in kids”

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This August 21, 2013 article on the CNN Health site The Chart, talks about the increased risk of Type II diabetes in kids who are prescribed anti-psychotics  which in many cases seem to be prescribed off label.


“Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics”

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This May 21, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about research indicating that people with diabetes are at greater risk of having low blood sugar when they are depressed then they are when they aren’t depressed.

“Poor ‘Health Literacy’ Keeps Patients From Taking Meds”

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This March 27, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the issue of people needing more education about their health to improve their physical and mental health when it comes to treating patients with Diabetes who commonly also are diagnosed with depression that needs to be treated over a long-term to improve their quality of life.


“How ‘Dr. Stress’ belies his moniker”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 21, 2013 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about how one doctor switched gears from researching how to treat illness and started focusing on how to prevent illness 30 years ago.  His focus is on stress and how to better manage it since stress is a lead culprit in contributing to the cause of some serious diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity to name a few.


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