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
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
This article talks through the daily grind most diabetics go through to remember to take the right meds at the right time. Doing this helps to keep blood sugars in line amd reduces the short term variations in body and brain fjnctions. Working days will always work against an individual’s routine when meetings, shifts, work… Read More Can you help your colleagues to keep their routine?
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
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
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.
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?