Shift workers face challenges that most other workers don’t; irregular sleep patterns, meals out of sync, tiredness when moving between erratic sleep patterns. It is no wonder that there is so much research which points towards shift workers being more likely to start being diabetic and harder to control blood sugar levels for existing diabetics.… Read More Diabetes and Shift Workers…the evidence.
https://hbr.org/2018/04/why-apps-for-managing-chronic-disease-havent-been-widely-used-and-how-to-fix-it In an era where nearly every consumer good and service — from books and groceries to babysitting and shared rides — can be purchased through an electronic transaction on a mobile device, it seems reasonable to think that more and more of our health care can also be managed using apps on mobile devices.… Read More Why Apps for Managing Chronic Diseases Like Diabetes Haven’t Been Widely Used, and How to Fix It
Fruit bowls have become a common ‘perk’ in many workplaces and when done well they do provide a great way for everyone to get the fruit intake up to the five a day we are told is the minimum. But do they make a difference in people’s health, in particular diabetics? A piece of UK… Read More Workplace Fruit and Veg…a nice to have or does it make a difference?
The commercial benefits of a health screening programme are well understood by many employers. Spotting any illness early; improves the chances of a full recovery by the employee reduces the likelihood and length of absences significantly increased employees’ satisfaction with you as an employer. A study carried out in the US, and published in October… Read More Workplace Screening Works!
YouTuber DiabeticDanica posted this excellent video on the first day she ever missed from school or work directly related to Diabetes. She crisply expresses the frustrations felt when something that she works very hard to control, takes control of her day. This all at the same time as feeling grotty as a result of highs… Read More When A Diabetic Misses Work
When you are busy at work, either because you are tied to a job, on a busty shift or have constant travel between jobs, it can be genuinely difficult to fit in time to complete your blood sugar reading regime in. Products like FreeStlye Libre really help be offering constant reading, but at around £1300… Read More Blood Sugar Monitoring in a Smart Watch?
https://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/breakspear-park-offers-diabetes-screening/ This is a great example of the 3rd sector and businesses working together to build awareness and to identify diabetics as early as possible. We are all used to regular screenings for heart and cancer conditions, I am sure more businesses will participate in diabetes screening the more we bang the drum……
https://hbr.org/2015/12/fighting-diabetes-in-the-21st-century Originally published in The Harvard Business Review this article explains how a group of businesses, care providers and academic leaders are building a model for supporting the working population with diabetes. The group are looking beyond the current horizon of those who already have diabetes and get a firmer grip on the even greater… Read More Fighting Diabetes in the 21st Century
I’ve been trialling Splenda’s new Sweet Minis pack. It’s much slimmer than the usual pack but contains 100 servings. The taste is as great as always, but with the convenience of the new pack, I am trying it in different places. Today I put 2 into my porridge before I put it in the microwave… Read More Splen(a)id Start To The Day!
Welcome to Working With Diabetes. I was first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in 2000 (aged 30). This followed a 5 year period where I gained weight from 75kg to 114kg. During this time I exhibited the classic symptoms of an early diabetic; thirst, tingling feet and fingers, blurred vision, headaches, increased itching and episodes… Read More My Journey With Diabetes