"I recommend Diachieve Omega-3 because it contains optimal amounts of EPA and DHA. It can help prevent heart disease and other complications for those with diabetes and for those without diabetes and is also beneficial in people who already suffer from heart disease."

Norbert Moskovits, M.D., FACC, FCCP: Director, Heart Failure Program; Associate Director Of Clinical Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center. He has been consistantly rated "One of the best physicians in NY," by NY Magazine for several years in a row. He has published many articles in several medical journals and has presented his research at national conferences.

Diabetes can be a major source for mental stress. Changes in diet and lifestyle, or simply managing your illness can be stressful. If you have mental stress, it can complicate diabetes by distracting you from proper care or affecting blood glucose levels directly. [1]

Recent Study links Diabetes and Depression

According to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, diabetes and depression could actually be linked behaviorally and biologically.

The study looked at 65,381 women aged 50 to 75 in 1996 and studied them over 10 years.

Results from the study revealed that depression seemed to increase the risk for diabetes, and diabetes seemed to increase the risk for depression.

Women with diabetes were 29% more likely to develop depression after taking into account other depression risk factors, and those women who took insulin for their diabetes were 53% more likely to develop depression during the 10-year study.

“While certain factors such as physical activity and body mass index may partially explain the link between depression and diabetes, the common denominator may be stress,” says study researcher Frank Hu, MD, PhD, MPH, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.

“People who are depressed have elevated levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, which can lead to problems with glucose or blood sugar metabolism, increased insulin resistance, and the accumulation of belly fat — all diabetes risk factors,” he says.

But “there is long-term stress and strain associated with diabetes management such as blood sugar control and treatment for complications, and this can lead to decreased quality of life and increased probability of depression,” he says. [2][3]

Omega-3 Can Help

Studies show that omega-3 fatty acids may ease mood changes and may be helpful in treating stress and depression. [4] According to the American Psychiatry Association, studies show deficits in omega-3 fatty acids have been identified as a contributing factor to mood disorders such as stress and offer a potential rational treatment approach. [5]

American Diabetes Wholesale recommends Diachieve Pharmaceutical-Strength Omega-3 for the purest, most potent form of omega-3 with a high concentration of EPA and DHA.

References

  1. http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/complications/stress.html
  2. http://www.webmd.com/depression/news/20101122/new-links-seen-between-depression-and-diabetes
  3. http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/170/21/1884
  4. http://www.webmd.com/depression/depression-diet-stress-exercise-slideshow
  5. Am J Psychiatry 163:969-978, June 2006 doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.163.6.969 http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/163/6/969

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Norbert Moskovits

Norbert Moskovits, M.D., FACC, FCCP: Director, Heart Failure Program; Associate Director Of Clinical Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center. He has been consistantly rated "One of the best physicians in NY," by NY Magazine for several years in a row. He has published many articles in several medical journals and has presented his research at national conferences.

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