By: Dr. Muhammad Umair khan
Do you ever notice that why people who are suffering from Diabetes have other severe disorders like Depression, Hypertension, Obesity and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy????
Because Diabetes is a disorder which becomes the stimulus (etiology) for other disorders like Depression and Diabetic Neuropathy.
Therefore, it’s a need of time to talk about 3Ds– Diabetes, Depression and Diabetic Neuropathy.
These 3Ds are interlinked with one another that is Diabetes may leads to Depression and Depression may leads to Diabetes- through a bi-directional pathway, in the same way Diabetes may also cause Diabetic Neuropathies that is if the patient is suffering from diabetes than he/she may have more probability to suffer from comorbid conditions like Depression and Diabetic Neuropathy.
The story of 3Ds is not rare, as the pathophysiological co-morbid incidence and prevalence of diabetes- Depression and Diabetic Neuropathy is very high around the globe.