Endocrine Abstracts (2011) 26 P730

The stress influence on the diabetes mellitus occurrence in the territory of northern Kosovo and Metohija in the period of 2000-2002

Slavica Pajovic


Medical Faculty, Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia.


The paper shows the data on diabetes mellitus occurrence in the population of northern Kosovo and Metohija (local inhibitants and displaced person). The research comprises results of 42 495 examinations in Unit of Internal Diseases of Medical Centre in Kosovska Mitrovica in theperiod of January 2000–December 2002 (14 000 examinations on average, annualy). Diabetes was diagnosed and classified on the basis of the latest internationally recognazed criteria in 280 580, that is 542 persons in the period studied. A particularly high occurrence of diabetes in the population examined was recorded in 2001 (4.05%). Recently diagnosed patients with diabetes make up around 30% of patients with diabetes examined in this period. Such hight percentage of recent patients with diagnosed diabetes, particularly in 2001, indicates stress influence and change of live environment as highly probable causes of this disease.

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus, sress.

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