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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 265-272

Stress and Diabetes Mellitus

Harmanjot Kaur1, Roopjot Kochar2

1Associate Professor (Food Science and Nutrition), University School of Hotel Management, Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh
2Ayurvedic Physician and Nutritionist, 78/13 Anant Nagar, Khanna-141401

Corresponding Author: Harmanjot Kaur


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disease characterized by chronic hyperglycemia that results from an alteration of the secretion or action of insulin. Modern lifestyle including unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and stress contribute to T2DM occurrence and development. The present study has been conducted on 100 clinically diagnosed diabetic patients residing in different localities of Jammu and was visiting Government Medical College /Hospital, Jammu for the treatment of the disease to observe the gender wise prevalence of diabetes among selected patients, occurrence of stress among diabetic patients and also to assess the cause of their stress. The present study results indicate the occurrence of diabetes is more common among females (59.00 per cent) than males (41.00 per cent) and that too in the age group of 40-50 years. The mean age of female and male diabetics was found to be 46.74 and 49.56 respectively. Majority of the diabetics (74.00 per cent) were found to be under stress because of one or the other reasons such as job, money, health, spouse, family while the family issues being the most common cause of their stress.

Key words: Diabetes Mellitus, metabolic disease, Stress, Depression, Anxiety

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