Job stress and diabetes
CBS News – A new study shows that workers suffering from job burnout may be more likely to be diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes.
The study, published in Psychosomatic Medicine, comes from Israeli researchers who included Samuel Melamed, Ph.D., of Tel Aviv University's medical school.
The researchers studied 677 employed men and women in Israel for three to five years. When the study started, participants were about 42 years old, on average. They were "apparently healthy," the researchers note.
The workers, who were employed by several companies, were split into five groups, based on job type:
- Senior management
- Middle management
- Professionals (including engineers, teachers, lab technicians, and computer workers)
- Non-professional workers
- Self-employed workers