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While there is strong evidence that psychological stress is related to a deterioration in glycaemic control in established diabetes, there is less evidence that psychological stress can cause diabetes in humans.
Type 1 diabetesEdit
With regard to Type 1 diabetes Cosgrove((2004) in his review noted that while older studies provided anecdotal evidence more recent studies, in particular from Scandinavia, demonstrate that there is no link between either the number or the severity of life events in the year up to the diagnosis and the onset of the condition. He concluded that the hypotheseis that stress causes type 1 diabetes is no longer plausible and that there is no evidence from large well-controlled trials that type 1 diabetes is caused by stressful life events.
Type 2 diabetesEdit
References & BibliographyEdit
- Cosgrove M. (2004) Do stressful life events cause type 1 diabetes?
Occup Med (Lond). Jun;54(4):250-4. Review. PMID 15190162
- Shiloah E, Rapoport MJ. (2006) Psychological stress and new onset diabetes.Pediatr Endocrinol Rev. Mar;3(3):272-5.PMID 16639392
- Wales JK. (1995)Does psychological stress cause diabetes? Diabet Med. Feb;12(2):109-12. PMID 7743755