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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I was diagnosed with diabetes could this effect my mental

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I was diagnosed with diabetes could this effect my mental health
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i have what yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I wanted to understand before i was diagnosed could i have been suffering from depression without my knowledge ?
JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?
Customer: I have mentioned to my doctor what i am trying to understand before i was put on medication , could my state of mind been compromised ?
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 18 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Untreated diabetes can definitely cause depression and anxiety and mental health problems

Usually these improve once the diabetes is effectively treated

Please let me know if you need any more information