Diabetes

Health and Productivity Impact of Chronic Conditions: Diabetes

Apr 10, 2018|

Diabetes is a metabolic condition that results in high levels of blood glucose. The most common form—type 2 diabetes—occurs as a result of impaired production of insulin. Diabetes occurs most often among older adults, particularly if they are overweight, obese, have high blood pressure or engage in little physical activity. If unmanaged, diabetes can [...]

Unmanaged Diabetes in the Workplace – Higher Worker Absence, Lower Performance

May 26, 2015|

This IBI report features the productivity implications of poorly managed diabetes drawing upon IBI’s 2013 Benchmarking data, prior IBI studies and others’ research. Together these findings suggest that when diabetes is managed well work-disruptive symptoms and events -- such as attendance problems, fatigue-related performance issues and work disability episodes -- are likely to diminish. Value-based [...]

IBI Research: Chronic Health Conditions, Workplace Productivity and Accidents

Feb 27, 2015|

Spotlight on article published in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine IBI Spotlights call attention to important health and productivity findings from peer-reviewed work. The research described in this particular Spotlight is authored or co-authored by an IBI researcher. IBI members are encouraged to obtain the original articles from the copyright holder. What is the [...]

Diabetes Management and Work-related Outcomes

Oct 24, 2014|

At a consensus conference of the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE/ACE) in Washington, D.C., IBI Executive Vice President Kim Jinnett presented an overview of research that connects investments in health to work outcomes – with a specific emphasis on the productivity implications of diabetes management. Her slide presentation is now available as an annotated [...]

Capitol Hill Chronic Disease Briefing

Jul 9, 2014|

The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a briefing on June 26th, 2014 about the impact of chronic, non communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce. According to a modeling tool developed by the Integrated Benefits Institute [...]

Heading Upstream

Mar 1, 2009|

UVA researchers published lost-time results from a randomized control study of the impacts of low-cost, active engagement with employees with diabetes and obesity compared to furnishing written weight management education material to a control group. The intervention involved six counseling sessions with a registered dietician over the year study period. The results, expressed as absent/disabled/impaired days, [...]