The relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression has been shown in studies. In a recent article published in the journal Diabetic Medicine, the relationship between depression and gestational diabetes was revealed. Professor Dr. Hasan Aydin, said that according to the results of 62 studies based on the analysis results, one out of every 4 vvomen diagnosed with gestational diabetes has depression.

The relationship between diabetes and depression has long been the subject of many studies. Type 2 diabetes, the most common diabetes in the community, was known to cause depression. Hovvever, it was shown in the studies that postpartum depression was more common in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Expressing that hovvever, there is not enough information about the risk of depression during pregnancy, Yeditepe University Kozyatağı Hospital Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Specialist, Professor Dr. Hasan Aydin said that this meta-analysis showed that one out of every four women diagnosed with gestational diabetes had depression, but the risk of depression increases 2.08 times when diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Within this result, “I wonder whether depression triggers the development of diabetes in these vvomen.” Prof. Dr. Hasan Aydın stressed that the studies on the issue are continuing.

Gestational Diabetes in Each of 7 Pregnancy

Gestational diabetes, which is defined as the height of sugar during pregnancy for the First time, is a widespread problem both in the world and in our country. Stating that in a study carried out on this subject in our country, gestational diabetes in one of every 7 pregnant women were detected, Prof. Dr. Hasan Aydın continued his words as follows: “İt is not known exactly what causes the development of the disease. He knows that some risk factors such as Familial and genetic factors, excess weight gained before or during pregnancy, stili life, sugar disorders before pregnancy, polycystic ovary syndrome, and history of giving birth to more than 4 kg babies in previous pregnancies play a role in the development of the disease. This study shows that depression may also play a role in disease development as a new risk factor.”

Minimizes Risks on Time

Recalling that the presence of gestational diabetes is an important risk factor for both the mother, the fetus and the newborn, Prof. Dr. Hasan Aydın, said, “This situation may cause high blood pressureand preeclampsia during pregnancy in the mother as well as disability birth, prematüre birth, stillbirth and placental problems. Respiratory problems, hypoglycemia (low sugar) and birth more than 4 kilograms cause problems in newborns. However, if the pregnancy is diagnosed in time with the sugar loading test and the treatment is done appropriately, this problem can be minimized.”

Depression Can Cause Unwanted Results in Pregnancy Emotional disorders are also common problems in pregnancy.

In fact, one out of every five pregnant women can have psychological problems and depression during pregnancy or in the first year after birth. Pointing out that depression also leads to unwanted outcomes in pregnancy, Prof. Dr. Hasan Aydın, said, “Hyperactivity in fetus causes irregular heartbeat, increase in cortisol and epinephrine hormone levels in newborn period, disturbance in EEC (brain wave) measurements, stress /depression-like disorders, need of neonatal intensive care unit and increased risk of prematüre death.In childhood and adolescence, it causes more depression, introversion, obesity and an increased likelihood of erime. Therefore, if women need to be monitored well in terms of depression at the beginning and during pregnancy, providing psychiatric support can be an important step both in preventing these problems caused by depression and perhaps in preventing gestational diabetes.”

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