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Employer Showcase for successful diabetes prevention
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Welcome to Diabetesatwork.org!
More than 18.2 million Americans have diabetes and many of
them are employed in our workforce. Employees with diabetes can be found at all
levels of a company from the field, to the mailroom, to the
Diabetesatwork.org can help businesses and managed care
companies to assess the impact of diabetes in the workplace. It also provides
easy-to-understand information for employers to help their employees manage
their diabetes and take steps toward reducing the risk for diabetes-related
complications such as heart disease.
Employees with diabetes or those who have friends and family
members with diabetes can also use the many factsheets and resources.
Diabetesatwork.org will be especially
- Large employers
- Small business owners
- Human resources and wellness professionals
- Occupational health professionals
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) representatives
- Diabetes educators
- Managed care wellness and benefit professionals
This report, developed by the Business and
Managed Care Work Group of the National
Diabetes Education Program, is a call to action for business leaders to
become involved in workplace and community activities to control
diabetes-related complications. It provides information on the human and
economic impact of diabetes and gives suggestions on how businesses can help
employees with diabetes achieve improved glycemic control (published 9/99).