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Diabetes and Depression

Discussion in 'Step I' started by medstudent33, May 20, 2014.

  1. medstudent33

    medstudent33

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    If someone who has previously controlled diabetes presents with depression symptoms for the past two months. Decrease exercise, increase binge eating, loss of interest, and a disheveled appearance. His hemoglobin A1c is also out of range during this visit. Which of the following would you do?

    A. Treat the depression
    B. Encourage exercise and healthy eating

    I think both can be correct but not sure what to do in the situation. Would appreciate any feedback as my USMLE is in 4 days.
     
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  3. NeuroLAX

    NeuroLAX Discere faciendo 2+ Year Member

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    I would probably say treat the depression because his diabetes was previously controlled and he has new depressive symptoms which seem to be snowballing his health.
     
  4. medstudent33

    medstudent33

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    Ya It was tough because I heard these type of questions are popping up more and more on exams
     

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