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Peer Support May Cut Costs, Boost Health of People With Diabetes and Depression

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Peer Support May Cut Costs, Boost Health of People With Diabetes and Depression

Surrounding yourself with supportive friends does a body good, according to new research findings.

It turns out, having a person you can rely on offers multiple health benefits for those who manage diabetes and depression. A study published by the American Diabetes Association found the stress of constantly managing diabetes can cause a person to develop depression, but with peer support, individuals with diabetes can better cope with the situation and ultimately reduce the the risk for developing depression later on. This is just one more reminder to either seek out support when you need it or to become the support for someone you care about.