Diabetes Week | 11th – 17th June 2018

5 June, 2018

Diabetes Week focuses on creating awareness around diabetes, with a view to create a world where diabetes can no longer do any harm.

Raising awareness of diabetes is relevant for workplace health and wellbeing for a number of reasons, at both organisational level and for your individual employees physical and psycho-social health! Prevention of a disease such as diabetes is evidently much more beneficial for both parties and could lead to huge cost savings if addressed early enough!

 

Did you know?

  • Over 3 million people in the UK are currently diagnosed with diabetes
  • 12.3 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes can be prevented! Around 60% of cases can be prevented / delayed by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviours
  • 90% of individuals who have diabetes, have type 2 diabetes
  • Risk factors include: your age (over 40), you have a family history of diabetes, you have high BP, you are overweight

Ref Diabetes UK

 

Modifiable risk factors:

  • Eating well
  • Exercising more
  • Lose weight (if you are overweight)

Ref Diabetes UK

 

Workplace support?

The workplace is a great platform to try and engage with your employees and positivity influence health and wellbeing! In the case of diabetes, addressing the risk factors in the workplace could help prevent future diagnosis for your employees and help to create an organisational culture of health, whilst seeing improvements in both eating and exercise habits.

 

How can New Leaf help?

New Leaf currently offer a variety of services to help create awareness of the risk factors that contribute to diabetes, as well as offering onsite screening to help identify those most as risk. It is worth considering the following workplace initiatives for your employees:

  • 5-minute diabetes checks
  • Blood pressure testing
  • Body composition testing
  • Awareness days, or health roadshows – covering: healthy eating, physical activity, amongst others!

 

For more information on how New Leaf can help, please contact enquiries@newleafhealth.co.uk or call us on 01384 877 855.

Why not request a quick and easy quote? https://www.newleafhealth.co.uk/request-a-quote/

Further information on how you can support your employees in the workplace with diabetes – https://www.diabetes.org.uk/resources-s3/migration/pdf/Diabetes%2520in%2520the%2520workplace%2520support%2520Feb%25202017.pdf

Do you know your waist measurement!? Find out more here https://www.diabetes.org.uk/preventing-type-2-diabetes/waist-measurement

 

References:

Diabetes UK (2018) https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

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