The Longitudinal Association between Depressive Symptoms and Initiation of Insulin Therapy in People with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care

@inproceedings{Nefs2013TheLA,
  title={The Longitudinal Association between Depressive Symptoms and Initiation of Insulin Therapy in People with Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care},
  author={Giesje Nefs and Victor Jozef Marie Pop and Johan Denollet and Frans Pouwer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether depressive symptoms are associated with time to insulin initiation in insulin-naïve people with type 2 diabetes in primary care. METHODS 1,389 participants completed the Edinburgh Depression Scale (EDS) in 2005 and were followed until: 1) insulin therapy was started, 2) death, 3) an oral antihyperglycemic drug (OAD) prescription gap >1 year, 4) last OAD prescription in 2010 or 5) the end of the study (December 31, 2010). Cox regression analyses were used to… CONTINUE READING
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