The Link Between Bipolar And Diabetes?
Greetings whether there is a relationship between the two diseases. I have had a history of bipolar history before 5 years and often go to a psychiatrist. , seemed to want to pass out, limp.Trmksh doctor. FITRI 27th
Hello Fitri, thank you for the question.
Some international studies do find a link between the two. People with bipolar disorder (BD) tend to have diabetes mellitus (DM) more easily and have difficulty controlling blood glucose levels. As a result, people with BD tend to have a higher risk of cardiovascular disorders, such as coronary heart disease.
Researchers suspect the existence of a linkage mechanism between the two. It is possible that genetic mutations occur in genes that regulate brain supply and blood glucose levels. There may be a mechanism link that includes the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. Another possibility is the diet and lifestyle of people with BD who are often out of control, making DM easy to arise. Drug side effects for BD may also increase the risk of developing DM. However, research must still be done for years to be able to find a definite link.
Your symptoms may be due to hypoglycemia or from BD. Regular control of the treating doctor, so that the doctor can immediately detect if complications occur. Check blood glucose regularly. Follow the recommended medication according to the doctor's dosage. Do not change the type and dosage of the drug. Try to improve your diet, but don't do too strict a diet because it can increase the risk of hypoglycemia.
Thus my explanation, hopefully you can benefit. Regards.