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...ion. In the article Diabetes and Depression by Richard Holt et al., state that the frequency of type-two diabetes and depression occurring simultaneously is twice as likely than either occurring alone – the reason being, the outcomes of both health conditions are worsened by the other (2014). Holt et al. say, “the combination of diabetes and depression present a major clinical challenge as the outcome of both conditions are worsened by the presence of the other. Quality of life is worse, and diabetes self-management is impaired” (pg. 1). Depression generally leads to uncontrolled eating habits produced by cravings that aim to satisfy and “eat one’s feelings away”. Not to mention the addition of reduced physical exercise – with these risk factors present altogether, individuals of the working class between the age group of 20-40 are set up with a recipe for disaster.
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