Accommodating diabetes in the workplace

Type 2 diabetes is associated with older age, obesity, family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism, physical inactivity, and race/ethnicity.Gestational diabetes is a form of glucose intolerance that is diagnosed in some women during pregnancy.

Type 1 diabetes may account for 5% to 10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.During the past five years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has seen a 13 percent increase in the number of charges filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alleging discrimination based on diabetes.And according to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately one million cases of diabetes are diagnosed each year in the United States.During pregnancy, gestational diabetes requires treatment to normalize maternal blood glucose levels to avoid complications in the infant.After pregnancy, 5% to 10% of women with gestational diabetes are found to have type 2 diabetes.

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