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More people than ever before now have diabetes. If nothing changes, experts predict that 5.5 million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2030. Around 90% of people with diabetes have (preventable) type 2 diabetes. Around 8% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes.

Scientific studies show that employer-based interventions can effectively increase screening for diabetes and prediabetes. Offering your employers the opportunity to take a quick and easy test can provide them with a result in minutes, showing their risk of developing diabetes.

An early diagnosis means your employees can take control of their health before it impacts on their ability to work. Not only that, but an early diagnosis can prevent them developing a life-changing disease.

Without proper screening or management, diabetes can lead to emotional and physical difficulties. As employee health and wellness plays a significant role in performance, employers must assess the best ways to support employees and empower them to live healthier, longer lives. Implementing an effective diabetes screening strategy can help maximise employee health and productivity.

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Employers play a significant role in improving preventative care for their employees. Providing diabetic screening can identify employees who have prediabetes or help those with diabetes check how their condition is being managed. This prioritisation of employee health and wellness can help minimise negative outcomes attributed to diabetes, such as work absences, productivity losses, and frequent health care visits. Loch Training & Wellbeing offers convenient and accurate diabetes testing for employees. Our tests allow people to determine their risk of diabetes (prediabetes) or how well they are managing their diabetes. This test measures the percentage of haemoglobin A1c in the blood, which is red blood cells with glucose attached to them. An A1c between 5.7-6.4% signals prediabetes, while an A1c over 6.5% signals Type 2 diabetes.
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What is the impact of diabetes on the workplace?

Diabetes is a disease that affects people throughout their daily lives, including at work. Although diabetes does not usually impact an individual’s ability to do a certain job, it can adversely impact employee well-being and productivity without proper management. For some people, it can result in missing work or being unable to work full-time, while for others, the symptoms of high or low blood sugar levels can cause distressing symptoms or complications. These effects come at great expense to the employer.

What are an employee’s rights at work if they have diabetes?

One in six working people with diabetes feel they’ve been discriminated against by their employer because of their diabetes. However, a person with diabetes has specific rights at work, as set out in the Equality Act 2010. This act states the steps employers must follow in their treatment of employees who have a disability. While diabetes may not immediately be considered a disability, an employee should be protected by these acts. The Equality Act 2010 describes a disability as a physical or mental impairment that has a large long-term negative effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. If an employee takes medication, the decision is based on how their impairment would affect them if they didn’t take the medication. So, to ask whether diabetes fits the description of disability, an employee must consider the effect of their diabetes if it wasn’t being treated. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has guidance for employers and workers on the Equality Act which gives information on what the law means in practice and includes practical examples.

What adjustments might be made for an employee with diabetes?

Disability law is about making everything fairer by making sure that people with a disability have the same chance at a career as others. This means that an employer may need to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ so an employee can do their job properly.

An employer might help by:

  • Offering a flexible working pattern
  • Allowing the employee to take breaks at set times for lunch
  • Allowing more breaks for the employee to test their blood, eat, or take medication
  • Allow the employee to attend medical appointments and any diabetes education courses

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