Diabetes & Heart Health

All you need to run a successful Diabetes and Heart Health checks at work is here!

Healthier workplace

The most common types of cardiovascular diseases include high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and the clogging or narrowing of the heart's arterial walls and blood vessels, leading to a heart attack.

Cardiovascular disease symptoms may not be obvious, so it's best to regularly consult with your GP involved. There are a few factors that could lead to developing heart disease, including the following:

Weight control - Reducing cardiovascular risks

Weight

Being overweight or obese increases a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Weight loss is a common recommendation for treatment for this type of diabetes.

Smoking kills

Smoking

The more you smoke the higher the chances of you developing type 2 diabetes. Smoking (Quit Now) causes a lot of harm to your body and can raise your risk of heart attack or stroke.

Blood pressure check - Reducing cardivascular risk

Blood preassure

People with Diabetes and high blood pressure are more at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke.

Reduce the risk of cardivascular disease by doing regular excercise.

Exercice

Regular exercise reduces cardiovascular risk factors by improving blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes. It also contributes to weight loss and improves well-being

Diabetes risk assessment

Diabetes and heart checks are becoming an ever-important part of employee health checks in Australia. In 2016, the Australian Department of Health has estimated that 5.1 per cent of all Australians have diabetes. Heart disease is common in working-age adults and is said to be responsible for costs in occupational terms.

Employers can play a role in the prevention of these deadly diseases by availing of Corporate Care's diabetes and heart health checks.

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that affects millions of people around the world. Although genetics and family history plays a large part, lifestyle can also dictate the likelihood of a person acquiring this debilitating condition.

Diabetes Risk factors

Live a sedentary lifestyle

High blood pressure

Gestational Diabetes (Diabetes during pregnancy)

Family history of Type 2 diabetes

History of high cholesterol levels

Smoking

Torres Strait or Aboriginal descent

Obesity, overweight or have above average waist measurement 

Aged 40 or over

Eat too much sugary and fatty food

Health Checks at your workplace

Small modifications can be made in terms of lifestyle, exercise and eating habits to lessen the risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease. One-on-one employee health check assessments can significantly reduce the likelihood of your staff developing such illnesses. 

Corporate Care offers 10 minute individualised sessions to employees and work with them regarding:

Health and lifestyle tips on how to reduce diabetes and heart diseases risks

Quantifying the risk of developing heart disease or diabetes

Raising risk awareness

Recommendations on follow-up sessions with their doctor as necessary

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All you need to run a successful Diabetes and Heart Health checks at work is here!