Diabetes & The Workplace
Many studies have shown that occupation is the best predictor of type 2 diabetes and the workplace is the optimum place to address this. Some occupations have been identified as having up to 3 times the risk of others. By implementing specific preventative measures, employees can be helped to avoid a diagnosis and life changing complications.
would like to participate in a diabetes workplace programme
have a family member with diabetes
are concerned about the link with Covid and being overweight
Studies have also shown that those with diabetes have 5 -18 days extra sick leave annually. As diabetes is associated with chronic fatigue, heart disease and depression as well as many other complications it can have a detrimental effect on employees’ productivity, engagement and family life.
A healthy workforce results in a healthier bottom line and a more committed workforce.
Our survey of one group of over 1,000 employees showed that 60% have two or more metabolic health risks associated with diabetes such as high levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol as well as being overweight.
70% of participants also complain of fatigue, a driving cause of work related accidents and human error.
There is a strong likelihood that your employees would welcome a diabetes programme. Studies show that employees participating in a diabetes wellness programme experience significant positive impacts on their health.