Study links diabetes to stress
But in men, work stress has a protective effect against the condition.
Swedish researchers followed 3200 women and 2200 men who had normal glucose tolerance at baseline for 10 years.
They found the risk of type 2 diabetes was increased four-fold in women in jobs with high demands and low control over decision-making.
However, men with high work demands and high strain had a 50% lower risk of developing the condition than those with low work demands.