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Diabetics in the Workplace – Hypos (Kindly submitted by one of our knowledgeable members - jonsi)

Around 4.5% of the UK workforce have Diabetes (either Type 1 or Type 2) – that's around 1.3 million people.

Diabetes is a chronic condition – that means it's there for the long term and it affects their life. It can't (yet) be cured, it never goes away, even if the sufferer isn't taking medication and it can, when it's got a mind to, be a horrible, nasty, sneaky, mean condition that can affect the sufferer's life in many different ways.

The most obvious concern in a workplace is: Are people with Diabetes more 'at risk' at work than everyone else?