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You could soon be suffering from diabetes if working under stress!

Left untreated, diabetes can lead to nerve damage, amputations, blindness, heart disease and strokes

Lisa Rapaport | Reuters 

Workers who experience an increase in stress on the job over time may be more likely to develop diabetes than their co-workers who don’t, a study suggests. Researchers examined data on 3,730 petroleum industry workers in China. At the start of the study, none of the workers had diabetes. After 12 years of follow-up, workers who experienced increasing stressful tasks on the job were 57 per cent more likely to develop diabetes, the study team reports in Diabetes Care. At the same time, workers who experienced a decline in coping resources like social support from friends and ...

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 21:57 IST