80% of chronic disease is preventable

And occupation is a strong predictor of many of these diseases. 

Studies have shown that the workplace is the optimum place to address this. High stress occupations as well as shift workers, night workers and front line workers are at significantly greater risk.

By implementing specific preventative measures, employees can be helped to avoid a diagnosis as well as feeling a whole lot better both mentally and physically.

87%

would like to participate in a  workplace programme

26%

have a family member with diabetes

33%

are concerned about the link with Covid and being overweight

A healthy workforce results in a healthier bottom line and a more committed workforce.

Studies have also shown that those with diabetes have 5 -18 days extra sick leave annually. As diabetes is associated with chronic fatigue, heart disease and depression as well as many other complications it can have a detrimental effect on employees’ productivity, engagement and family life.

Our survey of one group of over 1,000 employees showed that 60% have two or more metabolic health risks associated with diabetes such as high levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol as well as being overweight.

70% of participants also complain of fatigue, a driving cause of work related accidents and human error.

There is a strong likelihood that your employees would welcome a diabetes programme. Studies show that employees participating in a diabetes wellness programme experience significant positive impacts on their health.

Why are we called
The Diabetes Dept?

Diabetes is one of the fastest chronic diseases in the world and is almost exclusively a lifestyle disease.

For many people it does not have to be a lifelong disease and more importantly the associated common complications such as heart disease, fatigue and pain do not have to be inevitable. Research has shown that the workplace is the best place to address diabetes and there is a strong correlation between occupations and diabetes. 

In workplace research that we commissioned Trinity College to carry out a Chief Medical Officer referred to Type 2 diabetes as “a tsunami that’s about to hit workplaces”, potentially doubling of the bill for sick leave, employee replacement costs and early retirement.  

Our survey of over 1,000 employees showed that 60% have two or more metabolic health risks such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, liver fat, high levels of fatigue and unhealthy weight. 

While Diabetes is a leading lifestyle disease the fact is that most chronic diseases are lifestyle related and therefore lifestyle health is relevant to everyone in order for us all to live our best and healthiest lives. In the workplace we have found that it is best to be inclusive, give everyone this opportunity and have a culture of wellbeing that everyone can be part of and benefit from.