Sinclair Cares: Diabetes and mental health

Sinclair Cares: Diabetes and mental health (Sinclair Cares)

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For the 29 million Americans living with diabetes, it's also common to experience mental health issues.

As Michelle Marsh explains, a new effort is underway to increase awareness about this often unrecognized connection, to get patients the help they need.

The American Diabetes Association has launched a new training program to increase awareness and improve treatment.

Dr. William Cefalu with the American Diabetes Associations said, "We've partnered with the American Psychological Association to form a continuum medical education program to help mental health providers understand the complexities of the disease"

So far, 120 mental health providers have gone through this new training.

They will be listed in a new registry coming out in January.

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