The Connection Between Stress And Diabetes

EmaxHealth Health News

By Deborah Mitchell MD for eMaxHealth.com

Stress is often blamed or associated with a number of health issues ranging from gastrointestinal problems to depression and migraines. Now researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) say they have found how a protein plays a significant role in the relationship between stress and diabetes at a cellular level.

How important is stress in diabetes?

When you hear the word “stress,” what do you think of? Working late at the office? Trying to meet a deadline? Getting caught in hours of traffic? Dealing with a screaming baby all night? Although these are all examples of stressful situations, the type of stress associated with diabetes is at a cellular level and is critical because it can result in a failure to produce insulin, and thus lead to the development of diabetes.

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