Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression, Diabetes and Diet

This event was held on March 4, 2008 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Depression can affect anyone. But several studies suggest that having diabetes may double your risk of also developing depression, compared to an individual who does not have diabetes. Whatever the cause, treatment of depression can help people to manage both diseases, thus enhancing the quality of life.

To provide greater understanding of the interactions between depression and diabetes, Dr. John D. Piette, PhD, Assoc. Professor, UM Dept. of Internal Medicine, will present a brief overview of research findings on the co-occurrence of depression and diabetes. This will be followed by audience questions and a panel discussion with Martha Funnell, MS, RN, CDE, Michigan Diabetes Research and Training Center; Joseph Himle, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor, UM Dept. of Psychiatry and School of Social Work; and Cecilia Sauter MS, RD, CDE, Program Director, Diabetes Self-Management Education, Center for Cardiology & Diabetes. This event is scheduled to be broadcast live on Community Television Network, Channel 18. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center

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