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How Are Diabetes And Mental Health Connected?

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All of these foods are low GI ([low] glycemic foods are best for diabetics) and studies have shown that all aid to the process of serotonin.”

There is never a better time to make health your priority. Proper exercise, healthy diet and sleep routines are all key to the best overall health, and at least paying special attention to these areas of life will most likely decrease your risk of developing diabetes, other physical and mental health issues.


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Ramakrishna, Sujatha. Email interview. May 15, 2012. http://www.teachingkidsempathy.com/bio

Garcia-Arcement, Nerina. Email interview. May 15, 2012. http://drnerinagarcia.com

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Reviewed May 16, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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May 23, 2012 - 4:35am

With diabetes it does make sense to cause such thing because I was reading something and it was explaining the cause of mental health. I heard that depending how severe the persons condition is with diabetes it means the way the body is it's losing it's control slowly by slowly. It starts to cause mental health and can lead to alzheimer's. This is actually a interesting topic.


May 19, 2012 - 2:44pm
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