Can Workplace Stress Be a Factor in Developing Type 2 Diabetes?
Stress is a natural thing, and can originate from numerous places, both personal and professional. What stress does to the body is pretty remarkable. The stress hormone, cortisol (known for the fight or flight response), causes significant fluctuations in blood sugar levels, something that can especially be detrimental to those currently living with diabetes.
According to a recent study published in Psychosomatic Medicine, individuals who experience high levels of workplace stress are 45% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who have less taxing jobs.
This type of stress can come from a variety of different sources: helplessness associated with a certain task, the presence of deadlines, a boss you don’t see eye-to-eye with, or just a generally stressful atmosphere. But don’t panic! Even though we may not be able to rid ourselves entirely of workplace stress, there are ways to help manage it.
Watch the video below to find out how!