Diabetes and bipolar disorder is a common pathological conditions. This means that they are often accompanied with a lot of people, both bipolar disorder and diabetes.
Research shows that it is more than an unfortunate coincidence. Some studies have shown, people with bipolar disorder are three times more likely to have diabetes than the general population members.
In addition, there is evidence that people with bipolar disorder and diabetes are more likely to encounter other problems, for example, are more prone to rapid cycling, and more likely to suffer from chronic, rather than the more gentle, mood episodes. There may be other negative effects of lifestyle as well. One Canadian study showed that 81% of people with diabetes received a bipolar disability benefits, compared with 30% of bipolar patients without diabetes.
Diabetes, insulin deficiency or because the body’s inability to use insulin, sugar and other foods can not be properly metabolized and converted into energy. Simply the accumulation of sugar in the blood and cause various health problems.Diabetic mood swings from excess sugar and carbohydrates in the body is very similar to the mood swings, bipolar disorder experience. A person with diabetes, it may seem, depression, or mania, or both.
Is pre-diabetes, some experts believe, the largest U.S. health care epidemic. Also known as Syndrome X or metabolic syndrome, a condition that occurs when a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to type 2 diabetes diagnosis. From 2009 there are 57 million Americans who have pre-diabetes.To make matters worse, several leading drug used to treat bipolar disorder can cause significant weight gain, insulin resistance and hyperglycemia.
Diabetes is usually treated with changes in diet and in medicines, for example, regular insulin injections.The most important dietary change is to choose foods diet, but low in calories, sugar and fat. How to stabilize your blood sugar is very important, it is ideal if you can eat your food at the same time each day, and eat a healthy share of carbohydrates, protein and fat, with little variation from day to day relationship.Increased physical activity, such as regular exercise program, which also protects against mood swings and depression are also important in the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus, treatment and prevention.
Why diabetes and bipolar co-occur? This issue is yet to be answered definitively. However, there are several theories, including the following:
* The stress hormone cortisol tends to increase with both bipolar patients and diabetics. In particular, very high levels of cortisol level was observed in people suffering from bipolar depression. Too much cortisol causes insulin resistance, it is possible that people with bipolar disorder is caused by elevated cortisol diabetes.
* People with bipolar disorder, often self-medicate, food products, including the “comfort foods” high in saturated fat and sugar, which contribute to both metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. All people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, should immediately have a full physical exam to check the overall co-morbidity, especially diabetes.
All people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, should immediately have a full physical exam to check the overall co-morbidity, especially diabetes.