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
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!