With this being World Diabetes Month, it’s important to consider the adverse impacts the illness can have an on older adults’ mental health. A 2014 study from the University of California, Los Angeles found there is a link between depression and premature death in adults 65 and older with diabetes. The same effect was not found for diabetic older adults without depression or for younger people.
November is World Diabetes Month. The designated day is Nov. 14.
To read more about the study, please visit the CMHA Ontario website.