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Can Blood Sugar Swings in Diabetics Cause Depression or Mood Disorders?

12/20/2002

Question:

Can blood sugar swings in diabetics cause depression or mood disorders?

Answer:

Yes. The rapid swings of blood sugar produce differing hormones to offset the blood sugar, which also have an effect on the mood. 

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Response by:

Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd Tanya I Edwards, MD, MEd
Formerly, Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University