Linking Of Mentally Draining Work To Risk Of Higher Diabetes In Women

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It is found in a new study that augmented risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is there in women who are doing mentally tiring jobs. As per the study, there should be more awareness in women and employers about the possible health risks linked with work that is mentally tiring.

Types Of Diabetes

  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its Risk Factors

Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is increasing at a very rapid pace and places enormous burden on society and patients. This disease can cause severe health issues such as blindness, heart attacks, kidney failure and strokes.

Several factors can augment risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus such as smoking, diet, obesity or family history of the disease.

What Data Says about Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

In a study, the impact of mentally tiring work on 70,000 women with diabetes was examined during the span of 22 years. Of these women, around 75% were in the profession of teaching. Approx 24% have reported that at start of study they find their work to be mentally tiring.

It was found in the study that there were 21% more chances of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus incidences in women if they find that they are having mentally tiring jobs. This disease was not dependent on usual risk factors such as smoking status, level of physical activity, age, blood pressure, dietary habits, BMI and family history of the disease.

As per the researchers, it is stated that, we cannot conclude straight as what has resulted in enhanced risk of diabetes in these women. However, it was indicated by our results that it was not because of typical risk factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The results highlight significance of taking mental tiredness into account as diabetes risk factor in women.

Precautions for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Doctors undergoing experiment said that both Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and mentally tiring work are incidents that are increasing prevalent. What we have recognized is that, there is a stronger impact of support at workplace on work related stress in women as compared to men. Therefore, in hectic work environments, better support for women can help in prevention of chronic conditions like Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

With the help of this research, new approaches could be recognized to help enhance the lives of patients who are suffering from diabetes.

Dr. Rishab Sharma

Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.

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