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Why do young adults with Type 1 diabetes find it difficult to manage diabetes in the workplace?

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posted on 22.11.2019 by Myles Balfe, Ruairi Brugha, Diarmuid Smith, Seamus Sreenan, Frank Doyle, Ronán Conroy

This article explores how and why workplace environments impact diabetes management for adults people with Type 1 diabetes, 23-30 years of age. Interviews were conducted with 35 young adults, 29 women and 6 men. The majority of these interviewees worked in sectors such as banking, technology and administration. Young adults found it difficult to manage diabetes in the workplace for two main reasons: work-related time pressures and the non-routine nature of interviewees' work and working environment. Young adults also found it difficult to get the time to exercise both inside and outside of work. Young adults with Type 1 diabetes need to be provided with the tools and technologies that they need to manage diabetes in modern flexible workplaces.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Health & Place. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Health & Place. 2014;26:180-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.12.016 The article is available at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/health-and-place

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Balfe M, Brugha R, Smith D, Sreenan S, Doyle F, Conroy R. Why do young adults with Type 1 diabetes find it difficult to manage diabetes in the workplace? Health & Place. 2014;26:180-187.

Publication Date

01/03/2014

PubMed ID

24480739

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