Adverse childhood experience and type 2 Diabetes

Published: 3 April 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2yxpv6s4d7.1
nilima barman


This case-control study involved 137 patients with T2DM and 134 non-diabetic adults residing in the Sirajdikhan Upazila (sub-district) of the Munshiganj District. In addition to collecting socio-demographic, behavioral, and anthropological data, a 10-item adverse childhood experience (ACE) scale was utilized to gather information regarding childhood adversities, while perceived stress was assessed using the Perceived Stress Scale-4. Fasting and 2-hour post glucose load blood sugar levels, HbA1c, and fasting lipid profiles were measured. A bivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify any potential causal link between ACE and T2DM, with a p-value of 0.05 considered statistically significant.



Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka University


Epidemiology, Public Health