According to the
scientists working in strenuous environment, healthy individuals too
are exposed to the threat of developing diabetes.
The present lifestyle
is strenuous and full of competitions. Innumerable tensions surround our daily
life. The tension of meeting with deadlines and hours of hard work
accompanied with insufficient social support can result in the development of
Sharon Toker, Ph.D.,
of Tel Aviv University's Faculty of Management, and the lead author said, "You
don't want to see working populations have an increasing rate of diabetes. It's
costly to both employees and employers, resulting in absenteeism and triggering
expensive medical insurance."
conducted a study for analyzing the relationship between working conditions and
development of diabetes type 2. The study was later published in the Journal of
Occupational Health Psychology.
volunteers were enrolled for the purpose of study irrespective of sex and the
average age being 48 years. At the onset of the study a thorough routine
general physical examination was done. All the volunteers were physically fit
and had no signs of diabetes.
The scientists asked
the participants to provide complete details about their working conditions and
were asked questions pertaining to workload, work space, social support and
their targets. The health status of the volunteers was recorded by the doctors
for 41 months and it was found that 182 volunteers developed diabetes. The
researchers noted that lack or insufficient supportive environment is vital for
the development of the disease.
revealed that individuals working in supportive working environment had 22
percent less chances of being affected by the ailment as compared to those
individuals who felt more stressed, strained and isolated in the working
also highlighted an important point that both over-workload and under-workload
act as stress-triggers. During the study it was seen that volunteers who felt
under and over stressed had 18 percent more chances of being affected by type 2
The researchers firmly said that it is
essential for the employees to create a healthy balance between workload and
It is important to have a strong social support system
such as appreciating work performance, better communication with fellow