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The Link Between PTSD and Diabetes in Females

According to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry, women suffering from PTSD are at greater risk for developing type-2 diabetes, CBS News reports. This information proves crucial since diabetes treatment may prove unsuccessful if PTSD is the underlying issue. The study gathered data for more than 20 years from 49,739 nurses all presenting with PTSD. More than 3,000 nurses developed type-2 diabetes, and those with the most severe PTSD symptoms were almost twice as likely to develop diabetes. This link may be attributed to overeating associated with PTSD, leading to obesity and then eventually diabetes. These results have replicated themselves in studies conducted on male veterans, but research still needs to be done on the male general population.

Read the article published by CBS News.

Read the study published in JAMA Psychiatry.