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.