Mending Mind and Body
Emerging Links Between Mental Health, Diabetes and Heart Disease
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Diabetes can be hard on both the mind and the heart. People with diabetes are at least twice as likely to have depression than those without the disease, and fewer than half of them get diagnosed and treated. What’s more, depression raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, which in turn elevates the risk of heart disease — and stressful circumstances raise the risk further. How can patients and health care providers replace this vicious cycle with a virtuous one, in which better diabetes care promotes better brain and heart health? In a sponsored virtual salon, three leading experts in diabetes care will discuss the latest research linking mental health, diabetes and heart disease, as well as interventions in the clinic and community that can ease the burden on people with diabetes.