Depression, Diabetes closely linked. I know you hear me rant about how every disease is linked to another, but geez O’ Pete-they really are! That’s why the concept of “specialties” in medicine is so contrary to human physiology. Those with diagnosed diabetes had triple the rate of depression; those w/ unknown diabetes had double the risk. Bottom line? Meds that treat symptoms in now way fix the problem. Truly addressing the problem w/ exercise, diet, lifestyle will lower the risk for ALL diseases.