Diabetes and the ol’ green monster

Originally posted on Diabetes Diet:
Me this week. Not attractive, I know Ah, the green monster… It surfaced this week, startling me with its intensity. I’m talking about jealousy and the mean feelings I experience occasionally in relation to diabetes. Every week, the mighty search engine that is Google picks out the week’s diabetes news…

Employers unaware of full health benefits of eye care

Workplace eye care offers a huge range of wider benefits besides checking vision and enabling employers to meet health and safety regulations. Specsavers Corporate Eyecare has carried out detailed research with over 500 UK companies to find out how much employers know about the illnesses and conditions which eye care can help to detect. Original… Read More Employers unaware of full health benefits of eye care

Injecting Insulin Through Clothing… Is It Safe (Gasp!) Or Not?

Anyone who need to inject at work will be frustrated by needing to find somewhere private to expose skin and inject.  At best its irritating at worst it feels like banishment for ritual self-flagulation! This article summarises studies into whether it is safe or not to inject through clothing.  If you are in safety gear,… Read More Injecting Insulin Through Clothing… Is It Safe (Gasp!) Or Not?

Diabetic Succesfully Sue’s Employer For Unfair Treatment Following Eye Problems

The Society for Human Resources Management in the US has reported a very interesting story, concerning an employee who took time of work without telling their employer it was related to diabetes.  They were subsequently fired and then they sued under US legislation. The full story is here….. There are several similar laws in the… Read More Diabetic Succesfully Sue’s Employer For Unfair Treatment Following Eye Problems

Employers, Agents of Change in the Fight With Diabetes

A company culture is a strong and influential tool that can move the needle within its workforce on a range of issues. Companies can go green and raise employee awareness about environmental sustainability, or implement policies that show strong support for working parents. A company culture that focuses on health and wellness can have a significant impact on many… Read More Employers, Agents of Change in the Fight With Diabetes

Sitting or standing too much at work? New video addresses ways to lower associated health risks

Toronto — Sitting or standing for prolonged periods may adversely affect workers’ health, according to separate studies from the Institute for Work and Health. So, what should workers do? In a video titled Sitting or standing? Which is best? – posted Nov. 16 – two IWH researchers behind the studies answer that question to help clarify their… Read More Sitting or standing too much at work? New video addresses ways to lower associated health risks

Arbitrator finds that employer discriminated against employee with respect to the administration of diabetes related care

This is a very interesting case indeed.  It relates to an employee who was told by their employer to perform blood tests and insulin injections in a room away from their workspace.  The full text can be found here. In a recent decision, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 636 v. Tyco Integrated Fire and Security… Read More Arbitrator finds that employer discriminated against employee with respect to the administration of diabetes related care