Stress and immune function in diabetes mellitus

Margaret W. Linn, Bernard S. Linn, Jay S. Skyler, Joerg Jensen

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Type I diabetic men were found to have a greater number of stresses, more perceived stress per episode, greater anxiety, poorer immune function, and less metabolic control than Type II diabetic men. Degree of family support and compliance with the medical regimen did not differ. Correlation of perceived stress with immune function and metabolic control showed that Type I had more correlates than Type II, with more perceived stress associated with more depressed immune responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Immunology and Immunopathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Immunology


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