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Studies Find That Call Centre Employees Could Be More Prone to Diabetes

by Medindia Content Team on August 9, 2006 at 1:35 AM
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Studies Find That Call Centre Employees Could Be More Prone to Diabetes

Studies have shown that many call centre employees between the ages of 19 to 31 years have Type II diabetes, which is probably caused due to insulin malfunction.

The Delhi Diabetes Research Centre had conducted the study as an introduction to larger project. They explained that the epidemic of diabetes has for a very long time worried the doctors in the country. They explained that there is now an increasing trend where in younger generations are now suffering from the condition. In this respect the doctors are generally advocating that people should undertake regular medical checkups and regularise their lifestyle to help control against the possible threat.

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The researchers have explained that the study that they had now conducted was a sort of pilot study to gauge the occurrence of diabetes among young call centre employees, and has showed a very dangerous trend among this study group. They found that adults between the ages of 19 to 31 years were found to have Type II diabetes. They explained that this type usually called the adult diabetes or the Type II-diabetes is caused due to insulin malfunction.

A. K. Jhingan, the director of the Delhi Diabetes Research Centre has said that the present trend was just the tip of the ice-berg and a dangerous indication of more stubborn and fatal on-coming ailments among young call centre employees. He said, "The fatal mix of stress, irregular eating hours, unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise often triggers the medical condition."
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It was explained that this study has been conduced as a test run to a larger project that would involve many call centres and a much larger number of people. This pilot study was conducted in a period of over two years from 2004-06, and had taken into account the current medical condition of the employees, and records of their health when they had joined the job, and had studied the progressive deterioration in their physical well being.

The researchers had explained that they have identified people with diabetes and those who are probably susceptible to the condition and have started educating them on therapies to correct their lifestyle, and en exercise routine to help them cope with the threat. Dr. Jhingan said, "This we hope will improve their condition and ensure that these young individuals don't become dependent on medication to regulate their disease."

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