Blood glucose and Cholesterol can be a key part to offering health and wellbeing checks to your employees. It should be encouraged by employers to offer these tests during occupational health screening as it could identify any health problems that employees have, making them less efficient at their job e.g. loss of energy or even to prevent sickness absence.
As an employer promoting occupational health screening for diabetes is worthy and valuable as it is such a regular health condition in many employees and has a big impact in a working environment. But additionally up to 58% of Type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented and delayed just by achieving a healthier lifestyle by making small changes.
The DVLA has restrictions on diabetics who are on insulin stopping them from having Group II licences this is because it is due to an unexpected source of hypoglycaemia. This can also be accounted for in some cases train drivers and pilots.
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Cholesterol is needed in our bodies as it helps to develop healthy cells however when cholesterol levels are too high this can increase our bodies to develop heart disease. As it can develop and increase fatty deposits in our blood vessels. These deposits can then increase and develop over a period of time creating difficulty for blood to flow through out arteries.
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