Recently I had a patient who struggles with both depression and diabetes. She asked me if she can do things to avoid both from worsening. Especially if she can do something to help her children avoid both depression and diabetes. If you are like my patient, then you would learn a lot in this interview.
In this episode of a happy and healthy mind, my guest Dr. Naaznin Lokhandwala discussed the link between Depression and Diabetes. She is an endocrinologist specializing in the treatment of Diabetes. As I am a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of Depression, we shared the common threads that help both chronic conditions. We compared many strategies for self-care for both Depression and Diabetes that can help you.
Check out this video for these practical tools that you can apply easily and prevent or reduce diabetes and depression.
In this video, you will learn:
3.00 min: Why you need to take measures whether you have Depression and Diabetes or not?
4.40 min: Depression and Diabetes Relationship – Common factors.
5.20 min: A story of a 45 yr old female with diabetes. What tools helped her accept and manage Depression and Diabetes in a way that improved her productivity in all areas of her life.
6.10 min: When is the diagnosis of diabetes made? Usually, fasting glucose and Hemoglobin A1c (HGA1C) help make the diagnosis of diabetes.
Fasting blood glucose level of more than 126 indicate diabetes
Fasting blood glucose level between 100-125 is considered prediabetic
HG A1c of more than 6.5 indicates diabetes.
HG A1c between 5.7-6.4 is considered prediabetic.
7.30 min: What is a normal range of BMI ( Body Mass Index):
20-25: Normal range
More than 30: Obesity
11.10 min: People feel guilty for getting diabetes or obesity- How to overcome?
14.10 min: Why exercise and diet are necessary and potent treatments?
16.00 min: Why people don’t give importance to lifestyle changes?
17.30 min: What is a Healthy Plate Diet?
18.5 min: Practical Suggestion for implementing a healthy plate in daily life
19.45 min: Food and mood connection
20.90 min: What insulin does in the body and how diabetes develops?
22.15 min: How exercise helps Diabetes and Depression?
25.00 min: Comparison of exercise vs. diet’s impact on the mindset.
26.20 min: Best time to exercise after a meal
28.00 min: Resources: PowerPoint, and document with a list of other resources.
P.S: Our next session topic is: “How to Overcome Mild Depression on Your Own; Derek’s Story.” Join me on Saturday, 10/24/2020, at 11 am Pacific Time for this critical interview. https://www.facebook.com/DrRozinaL/live/. To get the reminder, text JOYFUL to the number 38470