Background: Blood glucose levels must be reasonable to prevent diabetes mellitus. An excessive mental workload and chronic stress can encourage the hormone cortisol to increase the glucose level in the blood. This study aimed to determine the relationship between mental workload and stress on blood glucose level among the lecturers who were structural officers who work at the university in Surabaya, Indonesia. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study. The subjects were selected from 14 faculties of the University. The total number of subjects was 109 lecturers working as structural officials. The data was collected using a questionnaire to examine mental workload and stress level. The subjects were examined at random for their blood glucose check. The data was analyzed using the Rank Spearman test with a significance level of <0.05. Results: It shows that there is a correlation between mental workload (p=0.003) and stress level (p=0.003) with blood glucose level among the lecturers working as structural officers at the university. Conclusion: A high workload followed by a high level of stress as a lecturer and structural officer working at the university results in a reasonably high tendency to experience an increase in blood glucose level, and thus the risk of developing diabetes mellitus.
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