From Indiana, USA:
My cousin is a 15 year old male who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes almost 6 years ago. A few weeks ago he was diagnosed manic depressive and has been put on Prozac [a medication for depression]. Is that safe? Can that affect anything with his diabetes? Is that common? I'm very concerned. Should I be?
Prozac (and other anti-depression medications) are routinely used in people with diabetes, either for depression or for treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy, and I do not expect any adverse effects on his diabetes. And, since such medications should help the patient's depression, they therefore might help improve the blood sugar control!
Original posting 1 Sep 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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