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Special Care in People with Diabetes-related Complications

People with diabetes might develop some of limitations due to diabetes-related complications. Also, the degree of limitation varies among individuals. Hence, people with diabetes need special care to perform their jobs and many others may only need a few adjustments in their routine care.

The following facilities / provisions should be made available at workplace….

In case of Hypo / Hyperglycaemias

Special Care in People with Diabetes-related Complications साठी प्रतिमा परिणाम

  • Employer has to allow for storage of medications, such as Insulin and / or food.
  • Area to be provided for test of blood sugar levels, whenever requires
  • Area to be provided for administration of medication and injection insulin.
  • Provide appropriate containers for syringe / needles disposal.
  • Provide a rest room for re-orientation after hypoglycaemia / hyperglycaemic episode.
  • Allow frequent breaks for food as needed.
  • Provide appropriate food which is suitable for the diabetic person, in offices sponsored events and reward programmes.
  • Consider modifications to policies involving food storage and consumption.

In case of Diabetic Neuropathy

neuropathy in feet साठी प्रतिमा परिणाम

  • If person develop diabetic neuropathy, it is
    necessary to modify job tasks requiring fine finger dexterity.
  • Diabetic person would be available protective clothing and equipment.
  • Diabetic person should be eliminate or reduce the need to use sharp objects.
  • Provide anti-fatigue mats or padded carpeting.
  • Allow body to flexible more often with sitting and standing.
  • Parking accommodations to be provided.

In case of Fatigue or Weakness

weakness/ fatigue साठी प्रतिमा परिणाम

  • Allow employees frequent rest breaks for rest
  • Person should limit or reduce strenuous activities. If suffers more fatigue, they can eliminate that activities.
  • To make available anti-fatigue mats or padded carpet for use.
  • To make available rest area with cost for the employees
  • Allow flexibility to sit and stand while on work.
  • Allow them to share job.
  • Shorten work day and extend work week for diabetes people.

In case of Diabetic Retinopathy

retinopathy साठी प्रतिमा परिणाम

  • For diabetic employee, if they benefits from magnification, consider external magnification devices or computer screen magnification software.
  • If magnification does not beneficial to an individual, consider Braille, tactile graphics or assistive technology e.g., screen reading software.
  • Blurriness or haziness is experiencing by the individual, then use high contrast setting and themes might be helpful for them.
  • You can provide digital voice recorder.
  • Qualified reader can be provided to them
  • Can be provided flexible schedule to use transportation to and from work.
  • Can be allowed use of service animal for assistance with vision and / or mobility.
  • If person face photo sensitivity consider them and allow them alternative lighting such as lamp or fluorescent light filters.

In case of Diabetic Nephropathyसंबंधित प्रतिमा

  • Provide easy access to restroom facilities.
  • Allow flexible schedule or time off for treatment (dialysis)
  • Allow people for telework from dialysis unit, if they can do it

In case of Cognitive / Psychological Problems due to diabetes

cognitive and psychological person साठी प्रतिमा परिणाम

  • Provide written job instructions and prioritize assignments
  • Increase job structure
  • To make day planner or electronic organizer
  • Provide flexible work hours for them
  • To make arrangement of reminders
  • Minimise distraction in works
  • To allow techniques for reduces stress
  • Allow time off for counselling or therapy.