According to researchers, a diabetic patient who stays up till late may develop a higher risk of depression. Type 2 diabetics who sleep late show more signs of depression than those who sleep adequately and on time. It also affects the circadian regulation and psychological functioning association in Type 2 diabetics.
Sirimon Reutrakul, Lead Investigator and Professor at Mahidol University, Bangkok says "These findings are important because depression is common in patients with Type 2 diabetes. Learning more about the relationship between depression and circadian functioning might help us figure out strategies to improve physical and mental health for patients with diabetes."
For the study, experts studied two groups of people with Type 2 diabetes. One group was in Thailand and other in USA. Subsequently, it was found that people who preferred to stay awake till showed more signs of developing depression as compared to others.
The research was presented at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting in Orlando, US.
With Inputs from IANS