Emotional Stress Consequences in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Solutions


  • Charu Bansal
  • Rachna Jain
  • Umesh Shukla
  • Smita Paul




Type 2 Diabetes mellitus, Stress, Diabetes risk factors, Emotional stress impact


India is recognized as diabetic capital of the world now and among all chronic diseases increased prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus has been recognized globally. Though various modifiable risk factors are identified for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus such as prediabetes, overweight, obesity, poor diet, smoking, physical inactivity and given importance in the management of disease. But among all stress and anxiety has not been getting proper importance in development and management of Type 2 diabetes. Though number of studies have been identified stress as risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Thus, the present write up is aimed to review the effect of different emotional stressor as risk in the development and uncontrolled hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with effective solutions. Material and Methods: This review is based on data collected from classical Ayurvedic literature, and published research works in various journals. Observations and Results: cited based on research reviews to find out risk odds of different emotional stressor and type 2 diabetes with solutions based on Ayurveda and Yoga principles such as role of Raga therapy, Yogasan, Pranayama (breathing technique), Panchakarma procedures and use of Medhya Rasayana (nootropic) drugs. Conclusion: Counselling would be one of the best strategy to create awareness among healthy individual and type 2 diabetic to opt healthy behaviour to manage emotional stress and for the prevention and better control of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Thus, Present write up is an effort to provide attention on various emotional stressor as risk factor and also discuss the various healthy behavioural techniques to control emotional stress.

Author Biographies

Charu Bansal

Professor (PhD scholar), Department of Swasthavritta & Yoga, Pt. Khushilal sharma Govt Ayurveda College & Institute Bhopal, M.P. India.

Rachna Jain

Professor & HOD Department of Swasthavritta & Yoga, Rani Dullaiya Memorial Ayurveda P.G. College & Hospital, Bhopal M.P.

Umesh Shukla

Principal & Professor Deptartment of Panchakarma, Pt. Khushilal Sharma Govt. Ayurveda College Bhopal M.P.

Smita Paul

Professor & HOD Department of Roga Nidan Evam Vikriti Vigyan, Rani Dullaiya Memorial Ayurveda P.G. College & Hospital, Bhopal M.P.




How to Cite

Bansal, C., Jain, R., Shukla, U., & Paul, S. (2021). Emotional Stress Consequences in the Development of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Solutions. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 12(1), 7–13. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v12i1.1783



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