Diabetes: What's depression got to do with it?
Originally broadcast February 21, 2008
Michelle Owens, PhD
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Division of Diabetes Translation
Depression is two times more common in people who have diabetes than in people who do not have the disease. Recent studies have shown a significant correlation between the symptoms of depression and the number and severity of diabetes complications. In addition, total health care expenditures for people with diabetes and depression are 4.5 times higher than for those without depression. This broadcast will provide important information for health professionals about the link between diabetes and depression.
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:
- Describe the link between diabetes and depression
- Explain why depression in diabetes can have serious consequences
- List ways to identify patients with depression
Continuing Education Credits
School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
It has been assigned Provider Code PA# 157N.
Course code PA# 157N-157; 1.0 contact hour.
School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the MSSNY to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. The School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for the CHES to receive 1.0 Category 1 CECH in health education.
For the purposes of providing continuing education credits, this program was reviewed in April 2012 and renewed until April 2015.
The planners and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.
No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.