The constant battle for workplace success can leave us overworked and full of stress-related tension, and this stress and pressure, not only harm you mentally, but has got some serious repercussions on your health, which also means that you are at a high risk of diabetes type 2.
Yes, that’s right, bullying and violence at work could increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to Scandinavian researchers.
Men were reported to be 61 per cent more likely to develop type 2 diabetes when exposed to negative workplace behavior, while women had a 36 percent increased risk.
Although the findings show a link between workplace bullying and type 2 diabetes, researchers do not know exactly why one might trigger the other. One hypothesis is that stress might contribute to the diabetes diagnosis in some way.
The study involved 45,905 men and women aged between 40 and 65 from across Sweden, Denmark and Finland. None of the participants had diabetes at the start of the research.
The authors wrote: “Being bullied is regarded as a severe social stressor that may activate the stress response and lead to a range of downstream biological processes that may contribute towards the risk of diabetes.
“There is a moderate and robust association between workplace bullying, violence and the development of type 2 diabetes. As both bullying and violence or threats of violence are common in the workplace, we suggest that prevention policies should be investigated as a possible means to reduce this risk.”
So, instead of taking so much stress, we should focus on our work and be satisfied with the results and make better strategies and see how a stress-free orientation can lead you to become successful way before you expected.