Chronic stress factor in diabetes’ development

October 30, 2013 | By | Reply More

Oct 30, – The results of the present study indicate that newly-detected diabetics display higher chronic environmental stress levels and poor stress coping capacity that could lead to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, study author S. V. Madhu of the University College of Medical Sciences said at a press conference here Tuesday.

hromedia - Chronic-Stress-FemaleChronic psychological stress is a significant factor in the development of diabetes in Indians, a study has found.

Noting diabetes constitutes a major health and economic burden in the country, he said studies in several populations show that type 2 diabetes can be best prevented by lifestyle interventions rather than drugs.

Almost 85 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes are overweight, he said, adding that despite obesity being a major driver for diabetes, 90 percent of the overweight people are not aware they are overweight.

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