New York: Medical experts have revealed that diabetes and depression are becoming factors that increase the risk of death.
According to the World Health Organization, more or less 5% of adults worldwide are suffering from mental stress (depression), leading to an increased risk of death among them. Researchers have cautioned that 27 years from now (by 2050), the global total of individuals affected by Type 2 diabetes could exceed 1.3 billion, and these individuals also face the risk of depression.
The result of research on this matter indicates that individuals with Type 2 diabetes have twice the likelihood of experiencing depression compared to the general population. Both conditions significantly increase the risk of mortality. However, further revelations suggest that the combination of depression and Type 2 diabetes can actually elevate the risk of death up to fourfold.