Understanding Diabetes: Plus 8 Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Empower your team members living with diabetes or the risk of diabetes, to feel confident and in control of their ability to effectively manage their health.

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537 million people are affected by diabetes globally and it’s understood that this figure will increase to 640 million by 2040, therefore the potential impact on your workforce is significant. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form, accounting for around 90% of people living with the condition.

A recent UK survey by ONS estimated that, in England alone, 1 million adults could be living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and 5.1 million with prediabetes. These staggering numbers underscore the significant prevalence of this condition and emphasise its importance to be addressed in the workplace.

Diabetes isn’t just a personal health concern—it is also a workplace issue. Unmanaged diabetes can disrupt the rhythm of the workplace, leading to increased absenteeism, decreased productivity, and significant costs for businesses. The toll it takes on employees’ wellbeing and performance is undeniable, affecting both individuals and organisations alike.

Understanding Diabetes’ is designed to equip individuals to understand symptoms of the three main types, (Type 1, Type 2 and gestational) and how they differ from a healthy insulin response. We acknowledge the emotional burden of chronic disease and how participants can identify risk factors.

Providing information and resources about diabetes, its symptoms, management strategies, and available support services, can help employees better understand their condition and navigate it effectively. Organisations can help their employees with diabetes, effectively manage their condition, reduce the impact on their health and wellbeing, and contribute to a healthier and more productive workforce overall.

Who is this workshop for?

This webinar is designed for individuals seeking a deeper understanding of diabetes and practical guidance on prevention of type 2 and management of type 1 and 2. Participants who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes, have been diagnosed with Type 1, Type 2, or gestational, or simply want to support colleagues with any of these conditions.

What it covers:
  • Understanding the prevalence of diabetes worldwide.
  • Exploring the three main types: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes.
  • Recognising symptoms and diagnosis for each.
  • Delving into the complications of diabetes and the emotional burden of living with a chronic disease.
  • Identifying different treatment approaches, including lifestyle modifications, medication, and monitoring techniques.
  • Exploring risk factors associated with diabetes.
  • Learning key strategies for preventing Type 2 and gestational diabetes and effectively managing all types, focusing on balancing blood sugar, reducing sugar intake, choosing the right carbohydrates, incorporating protein and fat, maintaining a healthy plate, managing stress, staying active, and supporting colleagues with diabetes in the workplace.
Key outcomes:

By the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of diabetes and its impact on health and wellbeing.
  • Acquire practical knowledge and skills for preventing Type 2 and gestational diabetes and managing all types effectively.
  • Feel empowered to make informed decisions about their health and support others in their diabetes journey.


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