Every year, World Diabetes Day focuses on a dedicated theme to spread the message around diabetes and raise awareness for the condition.
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2022 is ‘Access to Care: Access to Diabetes Education’. Roughly 10 per cent of adults now live with diabetes, and millions globally lack access to diabetes care.
With COVID-19 still prevalent, diabetes prevention and treatment are becoming more critical. Not only do people with diabetes have a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 when infected, but many also lack access to necessary treatments due to disruptions to essential health services during this pandemic.
Supporting employees with diabetes
in your workplace
Diabetes can impact an employee’s ability to do everyday things, especially if they have developed complications. It is important to understand the needs of your employees with diabetes and ensure they feel supported as much as possible.
To improve the health of those in your workforce diagnosed with diabetes, providing ongoing education on nutrition and medication, guidance on how to self-monitor their condition, and access to regular check-ups with health professionals are extremely beneficial.