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  author={G. R. Sridhar and K. Madhu},
Stress may be defined as a state of threatened homeostasis. Stress has been shown to have a role in the cause of diabetes and certainly in the management of the disease. There may be cortisol mediated intra abdominal fat deposition, modulated by chronic stress, leading to metabolic syndrome or Syndrome X. Hypothalamic-pituitary-axis (HPA) activity has also been postulated to have a significant role in intrauterine programming. The Hoorn study has shown that stressful life events may be… 

Psychiatric co-morbidity & diabetes.

  • G. Sridhar
  • Medicine
    The Indian journal of medical research
  • 2007
Physicians caring for people with diabetes must be trained to recognize and manage co-morbid psychiatric conditions that commonly occur, and a biopsychosocial disease model for both conditions can leverage the social strengths and medical knowledge in developing countries.

Yoga practice in diabetes improves physical and psychological outcomes.

Participation of subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus in yoga practice for 40 days resulted in reduced BMI, improved well-being, and reduced anxiety.

Visible signs of insulin resistance: opportunities lost

There is increasing evidence that PCOS is a risk factor for diabetes, and the contributing roles of obesity; body composition; the occurrence of sleep disorders; and the need for targeting these along with infertility and hirsutism are recognized.

Relationship Between Initial Psychological Response To Diagnosis Of Diabetes Mellitus And Its Impact On Subsequent Management. (c1)

It can be safely concluded that patients with negative feelings and less knowledge about diabetes at the time of diagnosis show poor adherence to self management regimen.

National recommendations: Psychosocial management of diabetes in India

Ninety-four recommendations of varying strength are made to help professionals identify the psychosocial interventions needed to support patients and their families and explore their role in devising support strategies, and aid in developing core skills needed for effective diabetes management.

Assessment of Wellbeing in Diabetes- A Comparison of MLP with Back- propagation and Support Vector Regression

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder and managing of which is a difficult proposition in a clinical setup. Assessing the wellbeing as an outcome of treatment is being increasingly

The Impact of Diet Counselling on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: An Indian Case Study

Results indicated that subjects who received periodic, intensive diet counselling did not show symptoms of progression to diabetic complications, and also did not progress to insulin therapy for the management of their disease.

Menstruation in Diabetes Mellitus: A Study from South India

Assessment of menstrual pattern in adult women with type 2 diabetes mellitus and correlate with the fasting plasma glucose found that sedentary women with normal menstruation, amenorrhea and menopause, had higher FPG.

A clinical decision support system using multilayer perceptron neural network to assess well being in diabetes.

A prototype neural network model is developed which is trained to predict the psychosocial well-being in diabetes, when biological or biographical variables are given as inputs and gender differences are significant with regard to total generalWell-being.

Determinants of Health and Well-Being: Empirical Analysis with Different Groups of Eastern Uttar Pradesh

Health is often recognized as a medical and or psychological notion belonging to an individual and its larger social, political and global context is missed out. However, being a part of a social



Obesity and cortisol.

Prevalence of sleep disturbances in diabetes mellitus.

Personality correlates of glycemic control in type 2 diabetes.

Personality traits may offer new insights into variations in glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing standard management and the relative tendency to experience fewer negative emotions and to focus on the needs of others instead of oneself could prove to be a risk factor for poor gly glucose control.

Effect of fat distribution on the pharmacokinetics of cortisol in obesity.

Findings indicate a more effective clearance capability for cortisol in patients with central obesity resulting in lowered cortisol plasma levels despite an increased cortisol secretion observed in this patient group.

The concepts of stress and stress system disorders. Overview of physical and behavioral homeostasis.

The notion of a stress system as the effector of the stress syndrome is suggested, and its physiologic and pathophysiologic manifestations are described, to allow generation and testing of new hypotheses on the pathophysiology and diagnosis of, and therapy for, a variety of human illnesses.

Alexithymic Characteristics and Metabolic Control in Diabetic and Healthy Adults

It is suggested that alexithymic characteristics may interfere with a diabetic's ability to manage their illness, and support previous research showing that the suppression of emotions can lead to a difficulty in regulating glucose levels.

Neurobehavioral Complications of Type I Diabetes: Examination of Possible Risk Factors

  • C. Ryan
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Diabetes Care
  • 1988
There is increasing interest in the possibility that diabetes mellitus may be associated with a series of neurobehavioral, or neuropsychological, changes; i.e., learning, memory, problem solving,

Cortisol metabolism in human obesity: impaired cortisone-->cortisol conversion in subjects with central adiposity.

F metabolism in subjects with BMIs between 20-25 kg/m2 ( group A), 25-30 kg/ m2 (group B), and more than 30kg/m3 (group C) is analyzed, finding an increased MCR for F results in an increased F secretion rate in obesity in the face of normal circulating F concentrations.

Increased response of cortisol and ACTH to corticotrophin releasing hormone in centrally obese men, but not in post-menopausal women

There was a significant direct relationship between central obesity as measured by the ratio of subscapular:triceps skinfold thickness—and the ACTH/cortisol response to CRH in men, but not in postmenopausal women.