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Texas Finds Depression and Anxiety Linked to Poor Diabetes Management

Rates of diabetes are unusually high among Mexican-Americans who live near the U.S. Mexico border and new research from The University of Texas School of Public Health finds that those dealing with depression and anxiety in this population are less likely to properly manage their diabetes. The study, published in BioMed Central, examined 500 Mexican-American adults from the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort in Brownsville, Texas who had been diagnosed with and were taking medication for diabetes. Each participant was interviewed about symptoms of depression and anxiety. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, physical activity, fasting glucose, and HbA1c (average blood sugar levels over time) were also measured.