[acb-diabetics] FW: Type 2 Diabetes and Your Workplace
plawolf at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 21 17:18:29 GMT 2010
From: Fred Marin [mailto:fredemarin at gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2010 3:46 PM
To: plawolf at earthlink.net
Subject: Fw: Type 2 Diabetes and Your Workplace
For working people with type 2 diabetes, managing this condition while in
the workplace presents a unique set of challenges. This is particularly true
for people with type 2 diabetes who work in many of today's office-oriented
workplaces, where long stretches in front of a computer are increasingly the
norm. Also, the food that is available at many workplaces - especially at
cafeterias, public food-service venues, and in vending machines - often
makes it hard to make healthy eating choices while on the job.
Here are some helpful tips from www.DiabetesAtWork.org (sponsored by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) that may help people with type
2 diabetes manage their condition while in the workplace:
* Drink a glass of water before you eat meals at your office. This
will help fill your stomach before you eat, which will decrease your desire
* If food or other outside services you need at the office are close
by, walk to them instead of driving.
* Limit your portion sizes when you eat out or at a company cafeteria.
* If your company offers a health-and-wellness program or a health
club membership, take advantage of it.
* During breaks, get up and move around the office for exercise. If
you drive to work, pick parking spots far from your office to add to the
distance you have to walk.
For more helpful information on how you can manage your type 2 diabetes
while on the job, visit www.DiabetesAtWork.org. Or, visit the U.S.
government's National Diabetes Education Program to see some of the ways
that businesses are raising awareness of the needs of employees with type 2
Of course, also visit the Diabetes Community home page at
www.DiabetesCommunityOnline.com for more informational resources for people
with type 2 diabetes, and for updates on current and ongoing clinical
research studies sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc. Scientists and researchers
are actively working to develop future new treatments that may help support
people with type 2 diabetes, and you may want to consider being a part of
these medical research efforts.
Thank you for being a part of the Diabetes Community.
The Diabetes Community
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visit www.DiabetesCommunityOnline.com and follow the "Unsubscribe" link; or,
you can contact the Diabetes Community Call Center at (866) 238-3376, and
speak to the operator about unsubscribing. Your health information will then
be removed from the Diabetes Community mailing list.
The Diabetes Community is an informational resource sponsored by Merck &
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