Stress is not only created due to work related problems or personal relationships. There are other stress creating factors such as poverty, discrimination and unfavourable surroundings which can also be a cause for T2DM.
“There’s substantial evidence to demonstrate the environment we live in has direct impacts on our health,” says exercise physiologist Rebecca Hasson, PhD, director of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory at the University of Michigan.
Is the body’s natural reaction to stress increasing the risk of T2DM? The result of genetic inheritance, lack of physical activity , poor nutrition and family history of the same have all been regarded as risk factors for T2DM . However, researchers are of the opinion that the environment seems to play a bigger role than the genetic connection.