Chulalongkorn Medical Journal


Background : Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease with high and risingprevalence worldwide. Diabetic patients have to control theirlevels of blood sugar to avoid complications. Diet control isone of the important factors that condition blood sugar level.Several studies showed that the prevalence of depression washigh in chronic patients including diabetes, and depression affectsthe self-care behaviors.Objective : To examine for the association between depression and dietcontrol cooperation as well as glycemic control in patients withtype 2 diabetes.Design : This research is a cross-sectional study.Setting : Diabetes Clinic, Outpatient Department, Phuthasothon Hospital,Chachoengsao Province.Materials and methods : Type 2 diabetic patients without history of depression wereevaluated for depression and diet control by questionnaires.Glycemic control was determined by HbA1C and FBS. Nutrientsand caloric intakes were also evaluated.Results : The result showed that depression is associated with dietcontrol. It is also related with glycemic control.Conclusion : Depression is related to diet and glycemic control in type 2 diabetic patients.


Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

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