Young Adult, Emerging Adult, Work, Diabetes, Exercise
This article explores how and why workplace environments impact diabetes management for adults people with Type 1 diabetes, 23-30 years of age. Interviews were conducted with 35 young adults, 29 women and 6 men. The majority of these interviewees worked in sectors such as banking, technology and administration. Young adults found it difficult to manage diabetes in the workplace for two main reasons: work-related time pressures and the non-routine nature of interviewees' work and working environment. Young adults also found it difficult to get the time to exercise both inside and outside of work. Young adults with Type 1 diabetes need to be provided with the tools and technologies that they need to manage diabetes in modern flexible workplaces.
Balfe M, Brugha R, Smith D, Sreenan S, Doyle F, Conroy R. Why do young adults with Type 1 diabetes find it difficult to manage diabetes in the workplace? Health & Place. 2014;26:180-187.