Key clinical point: Increased numbers of cigarettes smoked daily were associated with higher levels of depression in adults with type 2 diabetes, suggesting the need for depression intervention in these patients.
Major finding: The researchers identified a path model of a unidirectional association from cigarettes smoked per day to depressive symptoms at follow-up points. The findings support the need for early smoking cessation interventions in patients with diabetes.
Study details: The data come from a 4-year study of 296 adults with type 2 diabetes who reported being current smokers and were participating in the Evaluation of Diabetes Treatment Study.
Disclosures: The researchers had no disclosures.
McGihon RE et al. J Psychosom Res. 2019 Jun 12. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109737.