Managing diabetes at work: What employers can do – Safety+Health magazine

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Diabetes is a medical condition in which the body can’t produce enough insulin or can’t adequately use the insulin it has produced. Insulin is the hormone that controls the level of glucose – a form of sugar – in the bloodstream by regulating its movement into cells. Insulin is necessary because glucose is a main source of energy for the body’s cells.
Employers typically are required to accommodate employees with diabetes, according to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety. Accommodations may include time and a private place to administer any medications or conduct blood sugar tests, the ability to keep food nearby, or a schedule of regular breaks to maintain a prescribed diet.
Other ways the center says employers can help are:
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