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Dealing with diabetes

Tom Barton

Diabetes is Australia's fastest growing chronic disease and affects 7.5 per cent of the population. How can you accommodate diabetic workers? And can employers assist with prevention?

Chronic disease is becoming an increasing part of Australian life. Over 7 million Australians have at least one chronic condition and 4 out of 10 people have three or more risk factors for chronic disease. Our Chronic Disease Snapshot finds that “the global burden of chronic disease is increasing rapidly,” and, “in Australia, the burden of chronic disease and its consequent effect on disability and death is growing.&...

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