Project name

Identification of psychosocial, biological and behavioural disturbances that could explain the presence of the comorbidity type 2 diabetes–depression: A cross-sectional study

Institutions involved

Hôpital Montfort, University of Otttawa, Université du Québec en Outaouais

Investigators involved

Céline Aguer, PhD, Isabelle Giroux PhD, Eva Guerin PhD, Paul Greenman MD PhD, Pascal Imbeault, PhD, Jean Grenier PhD, Denis Prud’homme MD MSc 

Funding source

Institut du Savoir Montfort - Recherche

Brief abstract of project and relevance

This project aims to study the role of psychosocial factors, biological factors and behavioral factors (nutrition, sleep and physical activity) in the development of depression in patients with type 2 diabetes. It will help at better understanding why patients with diabetes are at high risk to develop depression (30% of people with diabetes have depressive disorders), with the ultimate goal to develop preventive tools to improve the quality of life of people living with this comorbidity.

Inclusion criteria

  • Body mass Index (BMI) between 30-39.9 kg/m2
  • Aged between 30-65 years old
  • Men and women in the 4 following groups: (1) Healthy; (2) with type 2 diabetes only; (3) with depression only; (4) with type 2 diabetes and depression. participants with type 2 diabetes will have an HbA1c < 9% and not be treated with insulin

Ethical approval

Hôpital Montfort (CA-06-04-16), University of Ottawa (H08-16-26) and UQO (2508)

Project start date

October 13, 2016

Project end date

April 30, 2019

Contact information

Hamdi Jaafar


Telephone: (613) 746-4621, ext. 6071

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