Are you struggling with Diabetes and Depression?
Feeling down once in a while is quite okay,
But when you feel like this for most of the day,
Two weeks have gone and sadness just won't go away,
That's depression trying to take control of your every day.
There is a looming question,
Of whether diabetes can cause depression?
Assuredly, greater is the risk for people with diabetes,
As their battle is fought daily to overcome this disease.
Depression and Diabetes should not go hand in hand,
Since on the individual they both make opposing demands.
Diabetes requires a great deal of self care management,
While depression creates a state of self care abandonment.
At some point in time one will surrender,
And of the other, one becomes the master.
When depression is allowed to take the rein,
Effective diabetes care becomes harder to attain.
Depression can be prevented and treated effectively,
And it usually begins with some talk therapy.
For some, there is the need for antidepressant medication,
While others may require a dual combination.
Depression is a problem that is faced worldwide,
And at its worst, untreated, it can lead to suicide.
While depression is often viewed as an enigma,
Let's try to understand it and remove its stigma.