Management of Depression in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Over the past 30 years, the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus continues to rise in the pediatric and adolescent population. The increased rates of depression in children with type 1 diabetes have long been established in literature. However, the association of type 2 diabetes and depression has only recently been acknowledged. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature to examine the incidence of depression and type 2 diabetes in adolescents and to suggest protocols for caring for these patients. 

Author Biographies

Kristin C. Magrini, Florida State University College of Medicine

Kristin C. Magrini, BS, is a medical student (Class of 2018) at the Florida State University College of Medicine. She is currently working on a summer research fellowship and is interested in translational medicine. 

Nancy Wright, MD, Florida State University College of Medicine

Dr. Nancy Wright, MD, PA, is a Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist in Tallahassee, and currently part of Florida State University’s clerkship faculty. Dr. Wright has been an Assistant Professor at Medical University of South Carolina, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Florida and Florida State University. Along with her dedication to teaching, she regularly commits her time to Tallahassee’s Diabetes Camp each year. At her private practice, she has worked with patients with diabetes from the Florida Panhandle and South Georgia population and has been a part of several publications focusing on diabetes.  She acquired her M.D. from Wake Forest School of Medicine, Internship and Residency at University of California-Irvine Department of Pediatrics, Chief Residency at University of California-Irvine Long Beach Children’s Hospital Department of Pediatrics, and completed her Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship at University of Virginia.

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