A typical working day for a diabetic includes a bunch of decisions that don’t complicated everybody’s days, does any of this chime….. 0530 : Get up, wonder if you feel bad because its so early or you’ve had a hypo. Am I safe to drive? Am I safe to use the toaster? 0600 : Look… Read More A Typical Day For A Workplace Diabetic
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
https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/basal-insulin/holiday-prep-guide Now we are less than 2 weeks from Christmas I wanted to share an excellent set of tips from Healthline to help you stay in control of your diabetes. This time of the year is wonderful, but makes it really easy for you to break the routines that help you stay in control. It… Read More How to Prep for the Holidays with Type 2 Diabetes
Work provides many opportunities for us to eat a meal much bigger and fuller of carbs and fat than we usually would. That monthly social at the bowling alley, with its basket of wonderful fried food, or that meeting out for a large lunch with a client or even just getting together with colleagues for… Read More 15 Foods To Eat After That Big Work Meal!
General Advice Drivers who use insulin as part of their medication MUST test their blood sugars before they drive. If your reading is less than 5.0mmol then grab a small snack before you set off and test yourself before you leave. You should also test yourself every two hours during your journey, so make sure… Read More Focus on Drivers
Managing diabetes is all about setting a healthy routine of medicine, eating, exercise, and sleep. But when you work night shifts or have changing work shifts, it can seem like there’s nothing at all routine about your life. It’s definitely more of a chore to manage diabetes under such conditions, but it can be done.… Read More Coping With Shift Work
This Harvard Business Review video is a compelling 5-minute view. It looks at 8 types of organisational cultures and offers some reminders of some of the cultures needed to support workers with different health needs, including diabetics. If we start with the assumption that we must not reduce the talent pool available (from existing or… Read More Building a Caring Company
Fitting Diabetes care into busy work and home lives is difficult, every diabetic I have met says the same. Even when you are in a routine it is tough enough but when spikes or changes at work, personal illness or the ups and downs of home life break the routine then looking after yourself can… Read More Diabetes Management in 10 Minutes