Published Research

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Diabetes in the workplace – diabetic’s perceptions and experiences of managing their disease at work: a qualitative study, published in April 2013. Authors; Annmarie Ruston, Alison Smithand Bernard Fernando

This study has highlighted ways in which workplace policies, practices and cultures can influence the individual’s management of their diabetes and the potential for this to be detrimental to their health in the longer term. Workplaces have the potential to support or hinder diabetes self-management future efforts in the secondary prevention of diabetes might usefully focus establishing workplace health promotion/management programmes. The full study is available here.


Fatigue in employees with diabetes: its relation with work characteristics and diabetes related burden. published in the BMJ. Authors; I Weijman W J G RosG E H M Rutten,  W B Schaufeli,  M J SchabracqJ A M Winnubst.  The full paper is available here.


Factors influencing the ability to self-manage diabetes for adults living with type 1 or 2 diabetes, published in January 2014. Authors; Amanda Wilkinson, Lisa Whitehead, Lorraine Ritchie.  The full paper is available here.


Cost‐effectiveness of population‐based, community, workplace and individual policies for diabetes prevention in the UK. Published in August 2017. Authors; P. R. Breeze, C. Thomas, H. Squires, A. Brennan, C. Greaves, P. Diggle, E. Brunner, A. Tabak, L. Preston, and J. Chilcott.

A micro‐simulation model was developed to evaluate the cost‐effectiveness of a range of diabetes prevention interventions including; (1) soft drinks taxation; (2) retail policy in socially deprived areas; (3) workplace intervention; (4) community‐based intervention; and (5) screening and intensive lifestyle intervention in individuals with high diabetes risk.  ll interventions generate more life‐years and lifetime quality‐adjusted life‐years and reduce healthcare spending compared with doing nothing. Screening and intensive lifestyle intervention greatest lifetime net benefit. The full paper is available here.


Shift work and diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis of observational studies. Published in January 2016. Authors; Yong Gan1, Chen YangXinyue Tong, Huilian SunYingjie CongXiaoxu Yin, Liqing LiShiyi CaoXiaoxin DongYanhong GongOumin ShiJian DengHuashan BiZuxun Lu.

This study looked at the relative likelihood that shift works have of developing diabetes compared to non-shift workers. Shift work is associated with an increased risk of diabetes. The increase was significantly higher among men and the rotating shift group, which warrants further studies. The full paper is available here.