Mental Distress Speeds Up Diabetes Progression

the MPR take:

Psychological distress could increase the progression to type 2 diabetes in patients with advanced prediabetes, according to findings published in the journal Diabetes Care. 5,932 adults without a diabetes diagnosis were observed from 1991–2009 using the Framingham Offspring Type 2 Diabetes Risk Score and the General Health Questionnaire. For individuals with normoglycemia and prediabetes with a low risk score, psychological distress did not predict progression to diabetes but it did for participants with prediabetes and a high risk score (40.9% with psychological distress vs. 28.5% without developed diabetes). For adults with advanced prediabetes, psychological distress should be monitored to control progressions to type 2 diabetes.

Mental Distress Speeds Up Diabetes Progression
Mental Distress Speeds Up Diabetes Progression

OBJECTIVE: We examined whether psychological distress predicts incident type 2 diabetes and if the association differs between populations at higher or lower risk of type 2 diabetes.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Prospective cohort of 5,932 diabetes-free adults (4,189 men and 1,743 women, mean age ...

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