Mayo Clinic writes that Type 2 diabetes, which was once known as adult-onset or noninsulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition which affects the way your body metabolizes sugar (glucose), which is your body's main source of fuel. With Type 2 diabetes there is either resistance the effects of insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into your cells, or your body doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal glucose level. If left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can be life-threatening. In an article on Feb. 7, 2013, the Alpha Galileo Foundation has published a news release from the University of Gothenburg, Permanent stress can cause type 2 diabetes in men.
In this study men who reported permanent stress were found to have a significantly higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than men who reported no stress. This study of 7,500 men in Gothenburg, by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, showed that permanent stress significantly increases the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. The results of this study showed that men who have reported permanent stress had a 45 percent higher risk of
developing diabetes, in comparison with men who reported to have no or periodic stress.
Researcher Masuma Novak, who led the study, has said, “Today, stress is not recognized as a preventable cause of diabetes. As our study shows that there is an independent link between permanent stress and the risk of developing diabetes, which underlines the importance of preventive measure.”