Diabetes at work

Many people spend a good proportion of their time at work; some days we may spend more time with work colleagues than we do with our partners!

Work situations can feel challenging in terms of deciding whether or not to let your colleagues know about your diabetes, your diabetes-management needs, or when and how much to share.

The different relationships you hold at work can add in another element to consider.  For example there may be more to balance in sharing something personal with people you manage, or a boss you are trying to impress.

Every work environment and colleague will be different, just the same as every person living with diabetes is an individual with their own particular needs and wishes. You may be fairly close and trusting of some colleagues, and less connected and purely “professional” with others. It’s important that you feel you have choice over what personal information you decide to share about yourself.

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